Tag Archives: permaculture

2015 in retrospect 

Just before New Year last December, I told a friend that 2015 was going to be a good year. Yet I didn’t really believe it – in my heart I had a foreboding that things might actually be quite bad. … Continue reading

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New blog: the resilient home

In the early hours of this morning, I woke up thinking about work. Grr! To soothe myself back to sleep, I therefore read some blog posts, one of which was about running out of space on WordPress. Now, I am … Continue reading

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The antidote

Friday 26th June was a date I had been looking forward to for quite some time. Not because of what I had planned for the garden, nor my daughter’s school sports day. Notwithstanding, the sports day was endured and the … Continue reading

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Not quite permaculture 

When I got home last night, I noticed my neighbour had been doing some gardening. Then later I paid more attention.    There is a row of plants, some of which are geranium, which might technically be on my land….. … Continue reading

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Drum roll

I’ve read quite a lot on the web about the dearth of fodder for the gardening newsfeed over the past few weeks and I’ve certainly muttered myself along the same lines. At the same time, sustainable living – and my … 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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Permaculture party

I’ve been so looking forward to today: an opportunity to visit a farm where permaculture is practised. What I hadn’t expected was for it to be a full day out – and such an entertaining one at that! When we … Continue reading

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Developing the autumn garden

In spite of the continued drizzle today, I still sat on my thinking chair on the patio and came up with plans for this autumn. I’m very pleased with my garden, looking full with a touch of colour as well … Continue reading

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