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 […]
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 […]