Category Archives: Permaculture

The ‘Garden Room’ border

In permaculture edges are regarded as valuable spaces, having the properties of the two areas they border.  Most of my growing spaces could be regarded as edges, but in particular those round the house.  All the way round the sides … Continue reading

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Introducing Carole’s Garden

Carole and I have been corresponding for some time now and I love to hear about and see the pictures of how her lovely garden is progressing.  I asked if she would like to write about it for a blog … Continue reading

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Time to prune the tiny fruit trees

On or after the solstice is the time to prune fruit trees according the method I am following from Ann Ralph’s ‘Grow a Little Fruit Tree’ book.  So now time like the present – I have been in the garden … Continue reading

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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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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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