Author Archives: Anni Kelsey

About Anni Kelsey

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

Gold Medal for Permaculture Working with Nature Garden

I have just had the most amazing week! After months of planning, preparation, growing, nurturing, fretting and yet more planning a group of permaculture gardeners from Shropshire (UK) presented a permaculture show garden at the prestigious Shrewsbury Flower Show.  The … Continue reading

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Our Permaculture Garden Wins a Gold Medal at Shrewsbury Flower Show

There will be more to come on this another day, just to say that I have had the privilege of being part of a team of permaculture gardeners from Shropshire (UK) who entered a show garden in Shrewsbury Flower Show … Continue reading

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Permaculture Magazine

This is a short post not directly related to vegetables or gardens, in praise of Permaculture Magazine and the team behind that publication.  At the moment they are pulling out all the stops to bring the magazine, and thereby permaculture … Continue reading

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Trusting Nature

It is not always very easy to think of a title for posts that sum them up in a few words, particularly before they are written and are just some words and concepts circulating in my head, however I think … Continue reading

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The New Kitchen Garden by Mark Diacono

The New Kitchen Garden – how to grow some of what you eat no matter where you live – by Mark Diacono was published last month by Saltyard Books.  It is a lovely book which speaks of a “quiet revolution” … Continue reading

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Fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers – polycultures anew

I have been having such a lot of fun the last two weekends planting in the newly prepared areas.  First to go in were the trees.  I wanted to get additional fruit in the garden and chose seven fruit trees … Continue reading

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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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