Author Archives: Anni Kelsey

About Anni Kelsey

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

Garden journal – 6 October 2017

I did some ‘work’ in the garden today.  Not counting minor interventions like taking off dock leaves and flowering stems it was the first time I had done anything since pruning the fruit trees and removing the flowering stems from … Continue reading

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What makes a forest garden?

In July I posted about ‘Les Bois de St Hilaire’, a French campsite I stayed at which provides a wonderful model of the kind of natural woodland that a forest garden is modelled on.  As a follow up and contrast … Continue reading

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The Launch of the National Forest Gardening Scheme

Calling all aspiring forest gardeners I know there are lots of people out there who are passionate about forest gardening and would like to see more of them planted across the country particularly in places that are accessible to the … Continue reading

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Leaving well alone

Another lovely post from Carole, it is a perfect illustration of the need to leave things be, as much as possible! We had a couple of sunny Autumn days lately, and I determined to get out into the garden. The … Continue reading

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Summer time ….

….. and despite the largely cool, cloudy and damp weather the garden is singing to me. We have eaten the offerings of the berry and currant bushes. The tree fruits are ripening on their as yet slender boughs.     … Continue reading

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What to do about slugs?

I love this post from Carol about slugs in her garden. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I walked out the other day to find this: Endives seedlings munched to bare soil, despite being carefully tucked up in a pot with copper tape around the … Continue reading

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One School, One Planet – design challenge

The permaculture organisation Sector 39 in conjunction with Llanfyllin High School are rising to the huge challenge of climate change in a very pro-active and committed way.  There is this design challenge that they have recently issued and much more … Continue reading

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