Category Archives: permaculture

Front Garden Update

FRONT GARDEN UPDATE   I wanted to show you how my front garden has developed over the past growing season. As you can see from this photo from my previous blog the garden has really changed and matured since I created it just 7 months ago. Back in April when planting out all the perennial […]

Tin bath Update

TIN BATH UPDATE I seem to have well and truly fallen off the blogging horse over the past 5 months, but here I am again. I’m back! I got the nudge I needed when I was contacted by Thompson & Morgan (yes, that massive seed company!) who wanted to feature me in their blog: 10 […]

Tin Bath Design

TIN BATH DESIGN Thanks to the article in the latest copy of Permaculture Magazine by Vera Greutink, where she describes how she establishes different polycultures in an old tin bath, I was inspired to create my own. A polyculture is simply a group of different plants all grown together. In her article she grows 3 […]

Walking in zone 5

WALKING IN ZONE 5 In permaculture we take inspiration directly from nature. It’s the wild places that we go to unwind and to only observe and not to interfere, that we call ‘Zone 5′. These places are harder to find these days but small pockets do still exist in the UK. Going for a walk […]

My New Back Garden

MY NEWLY IMPROVED BACK GARDEN In my previous blog I told you about how I designed and implemented the design on our front garden (you can read it here). In this blog I’m going to tell you how we went about implementing changes to our back garden. I’m really excited about how this plan has […]

My New Front Garden

MY NEW FRONT GARDEN I wanted to tell you about the exciting new developments in my front garden, which is all the more exciting because of the challenges I’ve faced while designing it. Those of you who follow my blogs and magazine articles will already know that I struggle with chronic health problems. My current […]

Garden Observation

GARDEN OBSERVATION Happy new year to you! I know it’s not quite new year yet, but I’m sure that you are, like me, looking towards 2017 and starting to think about your plans and ideas for the year ahead. I’ve been living in my new home, a fifties semi-detached house on the edge of town, […]

Terrariums

TERRARIUMS Today I’ve finally been able to continue my creative indoor gardening project, and I have really enjoyed myself. I’ve created two terrariums from mostly recycled/repurposed materials. Terrariums were originally created by the plant collecting biologists of the Victorian era. They created glass cases to contain their tropical plant specimens so that they could be […]

Planted for Bill

PLANTED FOR BILL Last weekend, an 88 year old mighty pioneer tree died and fell out of the canopy of our world. Bill Mollison was the founding father of Permaculture. He worked together with one of his students David Holmgren in the 1970′s to create the permaculture design system, which helped people all over the […]

Bringing Outdoors Indoors

BRINGING THE OUTDOORS INDOORS Hello lovely people. It’s been a really long time since I wrote a blog here. This is because I’ve been really poorly as you know, with Fibromyalgia and with that, and moving house, and life in general being quite challenging, I had to make some choices about how I spend my […]

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