Author Archives: Anni Kelsey

About Anni Kelsey

Author of Edible Perennial Gardening and avid researcher into edible perennials and associated useful plants.

Shrewsbury Flower Show – update

I had a great time at Shrewsbury Flower Show last weekend.  I found that lots of people – noticeably more than in past years – were interested in the perennial vegetables on display.  There were lots of questions and much discussion … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Flower Show 2016 — Anni’s veggies – in pictures

I am exhibiting again at Shrewsbury Flower Show this coming Friday and Saturday – 12th and 13th August.  Last year I was part of a group that grew the plants for and built a permaculture themed show garden.  This year … Continue reading

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Plants on the move

I don’t do much in the way of interfering in my garden and as a result plants can move about in unplanned ways that often make lovely combinations.  Some are vegetables, some herbs and others are flowers, but they all … Continue reading

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Japanese wineberry

This picture is in response to Mortal Tree’s blog post about wineberries.  It’s a fantastic blog, so why not read some of the other excellent posts?

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Biomass

I wanted a lot of growth this year, mostly for biomass to eventually decompose into humus to enrich the very stony and clay soil in my long bed.  On 6th June the cardoon which is at the centre of the … Continue reading

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Sweet cicely seeds

My sweet cicely seeds are just about ripe.  If you would like some to sow right away please email me – annisveggies@hotmail.co.uk or leave a comment on this post.  I don’t anticipate charging postage if you live in the UK … Continue reading

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Time to prune the tiny fruit trees

On or after the solstice is the time to prune fruit trees according the method I am following from Ann Ralph’s ‘Grow a Little Fruit Tree’ book.  So now time like the present – I have been in the garden … Continue reading

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