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Mowing the lawn 

Today my dad asked if I would mow the lawn for him. Now, this is a first for me and I was somewhat surprised to find that it is hard work cutting grass. Or rather scything is possibly comparably easier … Continue reading

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Sweet cicely

Today at Old Sleningford Farm (it was the volunteer workday), I asked if I could take some sweet cicely seeds. It is said that its leaves can be used to sweeten rhubarb instead of sugar, which would be fantastic. Rhubarb with fewer … Continue reading

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This year’s apples 

Each time I count how many apples there are on my tree it comes out at a different number. However, if we say there are up to forty that means it is nearly four-fold more than last year. It has … Continue reading

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First day of the month (Full circle)

On the first of July last year, I decided to document the change in the back garden over the months. Now, I have reached the same point in the year again and here is the comparison: Clearly, the structure of … Continue reading

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Another mystery leaves the stage

After the recent rain, at last I felt I could get on with jobs that softer soil make easier. Namely, continue potential improvements to the forest garden. About 18 months ago, I mulched round the apple tree with the result … Continue reading

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Sorting the forest garden out

In a recent post I mentioned the lemon balm, which was going crazy in my back garden. It all started when a small volunteer arrived a couple years or so ago. I put in a pot once I realised it wasn’t … Continue reading

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PDC Revisited

In January 2016, I started a PDC. My original thought was that I might use it as a stepping stone to a new career. But something extraordinary happened which has nothing to do with permaculture. I remembered how much I … Continue reading

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