Morning, we walked to one of our favourite places yesterday. I was captivated by the light reflecting back from the river, under the trees. It was cool in the shade and the river was freezing. I made myself get in because I knew I would regret it if I didn’t, it was so worth it, […]
I am finishing of our courtyard area and have been painting the final coats needed for the benches there. I have also started the third coat on the flower bench. This bench has already had two coats of the green and now gets its first coat of burgundy. I will give it a second coat […]
Last week I built a second bench for our ‘courtyard’ area and it has now produced a really nice seating area. There is always room for improvement and we will keep spending time looking and seeing what we can do. However, today Mia and I started painting this area. First coat done and we are […]
Well it is time for us and the children to watch our way through the 23 Marvel Films. As we watch them I will get the family to do 3 things: Give the film a rating Guess where Stan Lee comes in each film Give a line on what we thought of the film. This […]
We have finished building the school dugout. This was built using money raised by Lerryn Youth Club.
Hugelkultur is a German word meaning hill culture or hill mound. It is the ultimate raised bed. It means you can grow a typical garden without irrigation or fertilisation. It is quite simply buried wood, that you cover in manure and then compost and then mulch. It means it uses up rotting wood, twigs and […]
Out in the garden today and shouting for joy. What a blessing it is. Flowers blooming, flowers dying (but thankful for the smiles they have given) and flowers ready to bloom. Alongside this handfuls of blueberries, some ripe and some getting ready to give us its goodness. Yes, I love my garden.
Also known as wild garlic, this plant carpets the ground in areas of woodland across the UK giving off a distinctive odour of garlic. It has long, pointed leaves which have a garlic scent. The flowers are white in colour. The bulb of the plant can be used to create tonics to relieve rheumatic problems […]
You don’t have a slug problem, you have a duck deficiency Bill Mollison I’m told that ducks work well in gardens and certainly aid in a permaculture setting. Basically they love eating snails and slugs. They can nibble on young plants but are generally not as destructive as chickens! We don’t have the space in […]
FennelFennel is a gorgeous, strong-scented plant with lacy foliage. It is often paired with basil in an edible landscape. The flower of fennel is umbel-shaped, like yarrow, and the beneficial insects and pollinators love it. Fennel attracts ladybugs, hoverflies, parasitic wasps, and lacewings. ChamomileNot only are the dainty chamomile flowers cute as a button, they […]
I have just noticed that people are starting to dig their gardens over. Digging in compost and turning the ground over. Why? Save your time and effort by adopting a new policy when it comes to preparing your gardening. No dig gardening takes a look at how nature does gardening and applies the principles. I […]