Category Archives: Permaculture

Round the garden in 80 days #70

When I started my ‘Round the garden in 80 days’ series, I expected to finish it by New Year. Yet here we are hurtling towards the summer equinox and still eleven posts to go, including this one. One the plus … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #32

Hurray! After what seems like an interminable amount of time, the new raised bed is finally underway. First, I had to remove some final plants: lemon balm, which has now gone in the pan to make cordial: chives, which have … Continue reading

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Round the garden in 80 days #20

When picked up my veg from the local organic farm earlier today, there was a box of horseradish from which we were invited to help ourselves. So, now I am on the hunt for recipes. My trusted book of preserves … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #12

It’s been a beautifully sunny day here – I hope you’ve been blessed with sunshine, too. Unfortunately, I’ve been stuck at a computer all day, although I did manage to get out before it got too dark to turn the … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #7

Yesterday, I posted about the cyclamen in the front garden, which have made a surprising recovery from earlier neglect. Today, the focus is on flowers which always manage well on their own. The first is nasturtiums, which come back year … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #4

Are you confused by the seasons because I certainly am? The garden is winding down but one of the rhubarb crowns seems still to be going strong. The rhubarb shown in the pot by the pond was a baby I … Continue reading

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Around the garden in 80 days #3

I’m cheating slightly here, as we went out on Sunday, so strictly speaking there is no post for Day 3. Side Oven Bakery near Driffield opened its doors for apple picking, so we took the opportunity to buy some flour … Continue reading

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A puffer ball

The title of this post is a new word for me. At Helmsley Walled Garden last week, I’d seen the flowers on globe artichokes and decided to touch them. Immediately, the thought of puffer balls came to mind, as the … Continue reading

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Picking from the jungle

Oh, I wish I had more space in my back garden! As soon as I started gardening in earnest back in 2010, I yearned to have a bigger garden than the one I actually had. I was reading like mad, … Continue reading

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Change and adventure

Some may see change as adventure. Perhaps adventure always includes an element of change. What would you say? Certainly, I feel I have just had a weekend which included adventure and change. The adventure came in the form of a … Continue reading

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