Plant bulbs anytime Egyptian Onion / Tree Onion (Alliumcepa Proliferum group) Plant out young plants in Winter Babington’s Leek / Perennial Leek (Allium ampeloprasum var. babingtonii) Wild Angelica / Wood Angelica (Angelica sylvestris) Yellow Aspodel / King’s Spear (Asphodeline lutea) Sea Beet (Beta Vulgaris subsp. maritima) Turkish Rocket (Bunias orientalis) Pig Nut (Bunium bulbocastanum) Legumes […]
A Guild – Any group of plants that are working together to achieve a common goal. Suggested Plants Daffodils * Chives * Bee Balm # Dill # Echinacea # Lupin # & New Jersey Tea Lavender (Repels fleas and moths) Tansy & Southernwood Horse Radish Borage Nasturtium & Hyssop Currant Raspberry Planting herbs under fruit […]
Anna and I love our garden but I believe both of us would have more flowers quite happily and maybe this is our next project. A cutting garden… Found this brilliant article on a quiet style. Here is the opening paragraph: Those who have followed me for a while, know that I dream of one […]
One of the first permaculture projects I did was building an herb spiral, and to be honest, the design has never ceased to delight me. Undoubtedly, that one and the few spirals that followed are amongst the most beautiful garden beds I’ve made. More importantly, they are also amazingly productive and a great way of […]
Yes you are reading the title correctly. Debra Lee Baldwin did as her husband suggested and made a bird feeder from a bra. She tells us it isn’t hers! Read more about Bra Bird Feeder.
Springtime! Your message of hope to a world tiring of winter’s starkness, longing for that first crocus to push through snow’s icy blanket and spread its leaves, like arms outstretched, to its creator. Springtime! Our yearly reminder, if we needed one, that to a world that was dark and cold, a world devoid of love’s […]
June Berry (also known as Snowy Mespilus) makes a gorgeous addition to a mixed hedge. Plant Juneberry amongst an assortment of native hedge plants. The bush blooms in March and April with star shaped white flowers. Its new leaves are coppery pink and silky, maturing into green, then taking on tones of rich red and […]
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 […]
Eat Better…… Feel Better Low in Calories, high in nutrients Antioxidant Help with cancer and ageing Lower blood pressure Prevent heart disease Maintain brain function and improve memory And they taste nice….
“I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It’s so heroic.” ― George Carlin
Having a perennial garden that blooms from spring to fall is every gardener’s dream, but having continuous colour can be a lifetime challenge for even the experienced gardener. One of the most difficult bloom time gaps in the parade of flowers is often in late spring, after tulips dropped their petals and peonies are at […]
We see a future where our homes, public spaces, and commercial real estate can be the suppliers of the best food and health for ourselves and the community. By using the ethical design principals found in Permaculture we can create some of the most healthy, resilient, and lasting landscapes. These guys are serious about permaculture. […]