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Out by the roots

I was on a bit of roll this morning. Maybe it was going out first thing and feeling I had achieved something before returning home, or maybe I was buoyed up what seems to a new, friendlier member of staff at the haberdasher’s. 101 more words


New Ground

Last Saturday we started work on one of next year’s big projects–the addition of a large herb garden. This will be a joint effort by Finn and farm-friend Julian, who have a vision for a large medicinal herb garden. 156 more words

Sheet Mulching Methods

Simple Method:

1) Slash down tall weeds. Leave the weeds on the ground.

2) Water the area to be sheet mulched.

3) Put down a good layer of cardboard (or newspaper ¼” thick). 250 more words

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Ubiquity vs. iniquity of plastic

Back in the summer of 2012, when I started writing this blog, I wrote a post about the dilemmas surrouding plastic. Today, having delved further into the world of living plastic-free over the last three and a half years, I thought it worthwhile commenting on my most recent observations. 179 more words


November bumblebee

I have been wondering whether to cut down the phacelia in the front garden, especially since it was somewhat affected by the frost on Monday. … 126 more words


Heuchera on the move

Since 1) discovering the concept of a forest garden and 2) changing my front lawn into a garden proper, I have been looking forward to this day. 200 more words


An obstacle overcome

You know when there is a job you need to do and until it’s done others have to wait? I’ve had one such in the form of a large paving stone sitting underneath my kitchen windowsill. 187 more words