That Woodland Edge Effect
Debbie

As all gardeners know, particularly those that follow the principles of permaculture, the most productive and fertile part of a woodland or forest is often its edge. This interface between areas not only provides a place where the most interesting … Continue reading

Nettles and Gooseberries
Debbie

Meanwhile, at another client’s house, we were asked to clear a huge, invasive nettle patch. Now… this poses somewhat of a quandary for an environmentally friendly gardener: Nettles are just about the most wildlife friendly plant there is. Nettles are … Continue reading

Shrubs and Haircuts
Debbie

It’s that pruning time of year again! Armed with secateurs and shears we march on…ready to cut, shape and cordon. Talking of shaping, Andy, our chief shaper (we are sure he must have worked in a hairdresing salon once) was … Continue reading

Ramsons and Shady Places
Debbie

Aah, a shady woodland area. The brief from another client was to plant some early spring flowering plants. Simple … we love love love Ramsons. Ramsons flower in Feb/March, have pretty white flowers, shapely green edible green leaves with the … Continue reading