Category Archives: Polycultures

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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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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Review of spring polyculture patch

This bed was started in the spring of 2014.  Originally I just needed somewhere to transplant a number of perennial vegetables from my first bed in this garden (below) which was about to be covered over with an extension to … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Long Border’

This review of the bed I call ‘The Long Border’ is the second of a number of reviews I am undertaking to assess how the garden is changing and developing.  My previous post on ‘The Triangle Bed’ gives further details … 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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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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