Author Archives: Anni Kelsey

About Anni Kelsey

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

Progress towards new planting areas……..

Last weekend Pat and I were in the garden extending the growing area.  She was removing lawn and I was using the removed turf, plus other organic materials to make new beds. It was absolutely fantastic being out in the … Continue reading

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Within the problem lies the solution

One of the principles of permaculture is “the problem is the solution”. One problem The raw material of my garden is clay with a lot of stones and small rocks.   If I want to plant even the smallest thing … Continue reading

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St David’s Day and making a start on the new plans for the garden

The Borderland Garden is exactly that – a garden on the borders between Wales and England.  It is a very wobbly, wavy border, hard to spot on the  map and even harder to interpret on the ground sometimes as only … Continue reading

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The year’s work and produce in the Borderland Garden 2014

I am pleased with the results from the Borderland Garden for last year.  Before I began to add up my figures I anticipated more time spent and less produce than there was.  In a perennial vegetable garden the harvests tend … Continue reading

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….. and the beginning of a new challenge

Over the years of experimenting with perennial vegetables I have been buying and also saving a lot of seeds.  Of course I have planted a lot too, but I seem to have ended up with an amazing quantity.  As we … Continue reading

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End of an era

Next Friday we move out of this home.  My partner has lived here for 32 years and I joined her fourteen years ago when the new millennium was a few months old.  Needless to say we have a lot of … Continue reading

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Mashua in flower

How lovely is this! What a sight for a damp and windy November afternoon on a Welsh hillside! It was windy and the flowers kept moving about so this one’s a bit out of focus, but I was so glad to … Continue reading

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