Castle amongst the strawberries

I noticed last year the first signs of lupins – presumably moved over from my neighbour’s. However, there were no flowers…… and the ones I’d sown myself didn’t come to much either.


Sadly, my neighbour’s own patch is seriously depleted this year, but since the fence hasn’t gone up between us, at least she can appreciate the ones my forest garden is hosting. And I’m thrilled that they will be fertilising some strawberry plants for me, as they are nitrogen-fixing.

And looking pretty, of course!

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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9 Responses to Castle amongst the strawberries

  1. I love your title, Castle Amongst the Strawberries. That’s so clever. Welcome, nitrogen fixer!

  2. I’ve just planted lupin as a cover crop .. fingers crossed they come to something and do their magic nitrogen fixing

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