Tag Archives: forest garden

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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Blackcurrants

Today, at Old Sleningford Farm, it was one of my favourite workdays: picking soft fruit. In my case, that meant scrambling through the nettles to get every last little blackcurrant. (There was no obligation for me to do this – … Continue reading

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Red currants

Almost two years ago now, I was given a couple of currant canes at Old Sleningford Farm, where I volunteer once a month. I cut the canes into several pieces and put them in pots. Four survived, two were planted … Continue reading

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Moving the rose

My Ruby Anniversary rose was on the edge of the forest garden because when I bought it that was the best place to plant it. However, I now want to build a hugel bed in that position – and besides … Continue reading

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The first day of the month (and can you ever get sick of strawberries?)

I know that my garden has evolved over the last six-seven years, since I bought the house. When I look at past photos, this knowledge is confirmed. However, with everything now being digital and on different devices, some more accessible … Continue reading

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We don’t just like strawberries

I weighed in the strawberries I picked today at about a pound, so I guess this week we’ve collected altogether at least two pounds. In other words, I’m quite happy to let the resident birds munch on the fruit as … Continue reading

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