Tag Archives: lemon balm

St Aidan’s Nature Reserve (RSPB)

This morning, as the ‘great thaw’ has started, I got out my secateurs and trimmed the lemon balm bush. I’d forgotten that it had been planted as a single stem in a very small pot, which caused me some amusement … Continue reading

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Drying nasturtium flowers

This afternoon, I decided I’d been thinking about doing some work in the garden for long enough without any action. So, the plan was to get out there and chop the lemon balm bush back in order to make room … 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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Lemon balm in the forest 

Last year, I found a self-seeded lemon balm in the garden. I had actually dug it up, thinking I had a weed. Then I noticed the leaves and the lemony aroma. Hmm, not your usual kind of weed then. The … Continue reading

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Lemon balm?

After taking in the biggest pumpkin the other day, I decided its little cousin needed to be in as well.    Then I pulled the plants up and put them in the compost heap. But what was this? Another pumpkin … Continue reading

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