Category Archives: Permaculture

Potato Day and Seedy Sunday

Wow what a busy weekend – and no time for gardening! Saturday was Heart of England Organic Group‘s annual potato day – always on the first Saturday of February if you want to put it in your diary for evermore. … Continue reading

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Exciting start to 2017

I spent a lovely weekend at Graceworks on an Introduction to Permaculture course. I actually did this same course this time last year, and hoped it would lead to a full Permaculture Design Course (PDC). But there weren’t enough folk interested … Continue reading

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Chillies

After a bit of a break I decided to grow chillies again this year. This was after I was given some seeds as a Christmas gift. I haven’t bothered for a few years as I always grew far more than … Continue reading

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Making leafmould

From time to time I’ve written articles for Leicestershire Master Composters Composting Chronicle – a limited readership as I’m sure you can imagine. So I thought I’d ‘upcycle’ the work I’ve done and publish them here too. So, Autumn, a … Continue reading

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St George’s Day weekend

Trying a different tack with the blog today – just going to post some pics from the weekend.  Spent Saturday in the garden working on the veg patch – sowed a few more seeds, spread some compost, erected the sunflower … Continue reading

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Why I won’t be getting a spinning wheel (yet)

For ages I’ve had a hankering to learn to spin – not the exercise bike kinda spin, but spin yarn from sheep fleece. Last July I joined in Tour de Fleece and taught myself how to use a drop spindle. … Continue reading

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In short, we would like to see more flowers

I think it’s probably true to say that most of the people who came to our garden open day were attracted by the music, and less people came because they’re interested in organic gardening, local food production and permaculture. For … Continue reading

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