Category Archives: Suppliers

Good sources of unusual seeds and plants

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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Pennard Plants

The range of suppliers that provide interesting heritage and perennial vegetables is increasing all the time.  I used to survey all the companies I knew of each year to provide a summary for readers but that would be too big … Continue reading

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Recent plantings and changes in the Borderland garden

I have made some changes in the Borderland garden over the past two weeks.  The vegetable patch begun last year (for a polyculture of perennial vegetables) has been moved and fruit trees planted.  The vegetable patch was in the way … Continue reading

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List of Perennial Vegetable Suppliers 2014

The most popular links on my blog are easily those to seed companies that sell perennial vegetables.  Last year I did a spreadsheet to cover all the main perennials and who supplies them and supplied it to a few people … Continue reading

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Using diverse crops to ensure a yield (2)

If my garden is not resilient it is nothing; and as the summer moves on this is becoming ever more apparent.  The garden may be small, but for the area it occupies it is productive and I hope to improve … Continue reading

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Autumn glory

This morning the glorious autumn sunshine sparkled on the dew covered garden.  It was like a distillation of joy!  I have no time to spend outside today soaking up the sunshine and pottering about; but small moments rescued from between the … Continue reading

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Wonderful Welsh onions

I harvested two Welsh onions this afternoon.  They were approximately 95 cm tall at the highest point and yielded 200g of green leaf  and 125g of stem.  I use the leaves raw in salad, or if they are a bit tough they can be lightly … Continue reading

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