the garden going it alone …..

See also this post by Alan Carter: https://scottishforestgarden.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/while-the-gardeners-away/

I consider these two to be the most refined forest gardeners, so it’s no wonder their gardens would fare so well in their absence.

I would like to suggest that such longevity of a system’s order runs almost parallel with its day to day efficiency. Careful choice of plants that complement each other and exclude invasive species are a big part of that.

See also this post about Robert Hart’s garden after his absence: https://mortaltree.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/robert-harts-forest-garden/?preview=true&preview_id=1473&preview_nonce=4498168c75

Anni's perennial veggies

It has been a while since I posted regular updates on this blog –  I have been poorly for some months, but am on the mend now.  It has also meant that I have not been able to spend much time in the garden.  What time and energy I did have went largely on growing plants in pots for Shrewsbury Flower Show – for me this was a very much harder proposition than growing them in the ground.

So over the summer the garden has pretty much looked after itself.  I have been able to harvest lots of goodies recently – skirret, root parsley, root chicory, Jerusalem artichoke, kales, leaf beet, chard.  The perennials were already in the garden and the annuals sown early before I was ill.

It has been gratifying to see how the garden has fared well with the very least of attention:

KODAK Digital Still Camera

Radish (on the left), which…

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