Author Archives: Anni Kelsey

About Anni Kelsey

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

Masses of mashua and plenty to spare

Further to my post on 7 January 2016 I have had a chance at last to dig up some of the mashua harvest – this is the haul from what was either one or two plants.  The tubers were all … Continue reading

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Perennial Vegetable Podcast at The Guardian

Well, I never expected that my fascination with perennial vegetables would lead me to the London HQ of The Guardian (for overseas readers this is one of the UK’s leading newspapers). However, out of the blue came an invitation to … Continue reading

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Will it grow?

That was the question from the puzzled looking greengrocer in the market the other morning.  I was buying a celeriac and as he apologetically told me that it still had leaves on, I replied that it didn’t matter, but was … Continue reading

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Harvests from the garden in 2015

I have just spent some time totting up the time spent in the garden last year and the yields: Harvests from the garden in 2015   Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total % Onions 57 477 19 245 798 7 Cooking greens … Continue reading

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WordPress’s statistical review of 2015

WordPress – the blogging software this blog uses prepares an annual report on the statistics for the year, clicking on the link below brings you to it. The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Even though it has been unseasonably warm in the UK so far this winter, it is nevertheless a time of rest for the garden (and gardener), so it is lovely to look at pictures from earlier in the year and to … Continue reading

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The Worm by Emma Lawrence

“The Worm” a picture book for young children is written and illustrated by my friend Emma Lawrence click here to see the front cover illustration.  Emma is a wonderful illustrator – she did the drawings for my book including the … Continue reading

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