Category Archives: Flowers

My favourite flowers – for me, for bees and for lots of other lovely insects

I may have many other ‘favourite’ plants beside these, but these three are if you like, my favourite of favourites for being utterly lovely, attracting bees and many, many other insects and they need as many as we can possibly … Continue reading

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Forest gardens are natural systems

From the outset a forest garden is designed as a natural system.  We provide the physical structure – various edible trees, climbers, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and some annuals – to make the best use of the physical space and ensure … Continue reading

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The ‘Triangle Bed’

This is the first of a number of reviews I am undertaking this year.  In previous years I have always made a note of the time spent working in the garden and the amount of produce I have harvested as … 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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Thousands of tiny flowers

The more time I spend watching the garden the more I have wondered about just how many flowers there are at any one time.  The plants I grow tend to have many, many tiny flowers and this afternoon I have been … Continue reading

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