Category Archives: Relationship with nature

untidy-ing-up

In time – after watching and waiting – comes doing the minimum. The weather has been far warmer than ‘normal’ for February – last weekend was warm, sunny, sparkling spring like weather – the kind of days we would perhaps … Continue reading

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winter

Winter can be an anxious time for gardeners as they contemplate the bad weather out of doors and wonder how well their precious plants will fare.  I have always tried to stick to plants that will cope with the conditions … Continue reading

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Forest Wisdom from North America — HEALING FOREST

This is the kind of harmony that we also need to find with our gardens such that garden and gardener are inextricably linked to our mutual benefit:   Connections between the healing of our society and the healing of our land. … Continue reading

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The Sacred Gardener

As a powerful alternative to the consumerist fantasy land that we are invited to inhabit at Christmas here is a video from Steven Martyn – The Sacred Gardener – from Canada and, more fundamentally, from Earth.  Sit down somewhere comfortable, … Continue reading

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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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