Category Archives: Permaculture

Another project – a slightly raised bed

You might wonder why I’ve embarked on another project when the pond is as yet waiting upon completion. Well, this new project ties into the whole because I need to do something with the soil mountain which has piled up … Continue reading

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A reason to love the rain

I hadn’t expected to do any digging this afternoon but after the Knit and Natter Christmas lunch, it seemed a good time to get the spade out. The upshot is that I’ve now dug down to about 30 cm in … Continue reading

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Not just any old puddle

Yesterday, it was mayhem at work because of a fire in one of our generators, leading to a power outage which shut all the buildings I was trying to use. So, there was nothing to do but come home – … Continue reading

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Soilscapes

I’ve been dipping into the latest GROW Observatory online course, which is ostensibly about the results of their monoculture vs polyculture experiment this summer. I wasn’t able to take part due to lack of growing space but it is interesting, … Continue reading

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Down to the subsoil

After procrastinating – well, waiting for the rain to stop – I finally got down to making a hole for the pond. As you can see, it’s not terribly deep. In fact, it is less than a spade in depth. … Continue reading

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Rosemary trumps strawberries

After the rosemary had to come indoors on Wednesday evening in order to shelter from the storm (which wasn’t really more than a bit blowy where we are), it needed to get outside as soon as possible. Thus, having woken … Continue reading

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Underneath the flagstones

Today, I’ve prepared the ground for the next apple tree (Scrumptious), which all being well will go in the ground at the beginning of January. With the garden being so narrow, it will be a bit of a squeeze but … Continue reading

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