Soapwort and tulips

I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the tulips in the front garden to open. We’re not completely there yet but there is more purple, my favourite colour, than there was yesterday.

Somewhat hidden amongst the greenery is a recent acquisition, thanks to Nancy at skyent: soapwort. I had been trying to grow some from seed but without success, so she offered to propagate some from her plants.

I’m curious to see how the plants look as they grow – and ultimately to see if I can use the plant as an alternative to soap.

On a different note, whilst digging the hole for the soapwort, I came across plastic, which must have coated the cardboard I put down as part of the lasagne gardening technique used to get rid of the lawn. It is somewhat ironic that I should have added plastic to the front garden when much of my time in the front is spent collecting the plastic detritus that blows in.

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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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3 Responses to Soapwort and tulips

  1. Clare Pooley says:

    Your front garden is looking good! I’m sorry you found plastic had been added to the cardboard you’d buried. How annoying!

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