Category Archives: Relationship with nature

Messy up

I was awoken this morning by my partner with a cup of tea.  As I sipped it (appreciatively) and looked out of the window I saw several birds darting about in the undergrowth outside the window.  I think I saw … Continue reading

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Alison and The Backyard Larder

All over the place wonderful, dedicated and insightful gardeners are working away developing their own particular specialist niche in our human-gardening-ecosystem.  One of these lovely people is Alison Tindale, a lifelong gardener who grows, sells and blogs about some her … 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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Les Bois de Saint Hilaire

I was on holiday in France in mid June and had sat down in the shade at the camp site to write about forest gardens, and in particular, the ‘model’ of a natural woodland from which forest gardening takes its … 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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Thinking about strategies

That is to say, thinking about what strategies the plants are using in the garden and how I can appropriately respond.  Yesterday I was tidying up the edge of the lawn working my way along the ‘long border’.  As I … Continue reading

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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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