Category Archives: the garden of equal delights

perennial vegetables

It was nearly 16 years ago when I first wondered about the possibility of there being such a thing as a perennial vegetable.  Much has happened since then.  Despite there being almost no information available at the time I was … Continue reading

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Roots and All podcast

I had the great joy of chatting to Sarah Wilson from the Roots and All podcast one afternoon last week and you can hear our conversation here. Enjoy!

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becoming delightfully obsessed

alongside the evolution of the forest garden there is the evolution of the forest gardener As forest gardeners we are all unique individuals and each forest garden is the result of the unfolding of the gardener’s hopes, intentions and interactions … Continue reading

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polyculture learning

Recently I have published number of posts on topics such as ‘polyculture eyes’, trust, and welcoming the wild.  However that is not to say that forest gardening is all or only about allowing nature to have a free for all … Continue reading

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trust and the forest gardener

To trust is to feel confident and able to depend on someone or something (my definition).  And control is a clear marker of the loss of trust.  Forest gardening hinges on the forest gardener learning to trust and giving up … Continue reading

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polyfloral polycultures

For the past year I have been taking photos of every flower that comes out in the garden, in more or less the order that they appear and posting them each month on my other blog – the garden of … Continue reading

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healing for broken places and broken people

We are all, to some extent, broken by our life experiences; and at the same time through our 21st century lifestyles we contribute to the broken-ness of our world.  These are two halves of the same wound.  And because of … Continue reading

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15 August 2020 – a brief snapshot

I took the pictures below yesterday in response to a Facebook request by someone who wanted examples to show other people.  They show one part of the garden just as it was and these plants are visible (or invisible) within … Continue reading

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hope, expectation, trust

We plant and sow our forest gardens in hope – hope of achieving our various goals, be they biodiversity, abundance, beauty and more.  Nevertheless experience guides our expectations and we understand the likelihood of all manner variability and vulnerability.  And yet, … Continue reading

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appreciating abundance

For the whole of July we have eaten fresh fruit every day – berries and currants of every kind and cooked fruit some days.  The cupboards are stacked with blackcurrant, jostaberry and cherry jam, with redcurrant and whitecurrant jelly, and … Continue reading

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