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The disappearing front lawn

Last year, I mused over what to do with my front garden. It was basically lawn with a tiny patch of pebble-infested clay under the window. At first, I thought about putting some plants in the latter and doing nothing … Continue reading

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Cardboard Christmas

Today, my daughter and I measured up the garden with the aim of buying the greenhouse in the Boxing Day sales, if one such were available, and then took ourselves off to one of our oft-visited garden centres. There wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Forest Garden

Today, it being the first Sunday of the month, it was permaculture day. In other words, we took another trip to Old Sleningford Farm in North Yorkshire for the volunteer work day. The first half of the day was spent … Continue reading

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There’s never enough cardboard

Today, I finally had some space to sort out the front garden. Earlier in the year, I had started to remove the pebbles from the top of the soil under the window. It was then I realised that the soil … Continue reading

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The cardboard mulch

In 2010, I decided to get rid of my lawn. Not wanting to use weedkillers, I used a mixture of carpet over the grass and overturning the turf round the edges. This worked reasonably well, to the extent that I … Continue reading

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