Permaculture

The word 'permaculture' comes originally from 'permanent agriculture' and 'permanent culture' - it is about living lightly on the planet, and making sure that we can sustain human activities for many generations to come, in harmony with nature.

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Compost Bins Lids - Part 2

Managed to get more work done on the compost bins this weekend. It's getting important to get as much done as possible now. Come October we effectively lose half the weekend as we support a local horse club and their activities run on Sundays. Battening up the lids Last weekend

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Compost bin lids

This week we're building lids for the compost bins to keep the weather off the compost - but ironically inclement weather stopped us from completing them this weekend :-) It wasn't much to be honest, but even drizzle isn't a good idea when your working with untreated wood or thinking

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Putting fronts on the composting bins

Spent a very pleasant Sunday afternoon working on the composting bins. It's nice to be able to make at least some progress on them each week, it stops the project stagnating. This week's target was to get the bins squared up and get the front cladding on. Squaring up the

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Plans for our composting bins

Now the raised beds are finished ... or at least ready for soil ... and we've tidied up the bottom of the garden, it's time to think about the composting bins. In an ideal world we'd have 3, so you could have the standard: filling, maturing, and using; setup. But we only

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Raised Beds - First Thoughts

We want to use raised beds in our new garden. I wouldn't go into the advantages here - if your curious you can Google it. We are looking to use old railway sleepers to do it. They're a good size, very strong, virtually indestructable and recycled. A bit of research

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A New Beginning - Garden 2.0

Like a lot of people we have a rather neglected rear garden. About a decade ago it looked like this - Then we got horses and dogs and our free time evaporated. So now it looks like this - The good news is it means it's ripe for a make

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Switching to Organic Veg

What is it really like to switch from supermarket veg to home delivered, organic veg - we tried it a few months ago, and this is the result.