Blog, Permaculture

Permaculture Zones In My Garden

Zones are the areas of the garden or land that you are working in Permaculture.  They are divided up so that Zone 0 is your home, Zone 1 is the area nearest your dwelling, Zone 2 is the next one out and Zone 5 is the furthest away.

Generally, you try to put the things that need the most care in Zone 1 or 2, nearest the house to make it easy to get to them.  Zone 5 is generally the wildest area and the least labour intensive.

Here are the zones in my garden. Learn more

Alliums, Angelica, Blog, Borage, Calendula, Carnations, Clover, Cornflower, Courgette, Day Lilies, Flowers That Can Be Eaten, Fuchia, Lavender, Nasturtium, Permaculture, Radish, Roses, Sunflower, Violets

Colour Your Plate- Flowers That You Can Eat

I’m a practical gardener on a mission to grow enough food for us to eat all year round.  However, I’m learning to appreciate the beauty of flowers more and more and to see them as more than a luxury.  A beautiful flower or planting scheme has the power to transport us instantly to a place of peace where no stress can exist.  Surely it is as important to feast our eyes and souls as it is to feed our bodies? Learn more

3 March, Blog

How To Make A Chamomile Lawn

I’m not making a whole lawn, but I am using the same principles to cover some spaces between some ugly paving stones I am using for a pathway. I want to green them up a bit. They are useful and do the job, but they are ugly. But in true permaculture style, I am using what I have in the garden already. I also have a chamomile plant from last year that has produced lots of new babies, so we are ready to rock and roll. Learn more

2 February, Blog, Fruit & Veg, Keeping Chickens, Permaculture, This Week In The Garden

Mixed Vegetable Gardening- Polyculture

I am learning about the permaculture principles of a   polyculture system of planting.  

In permaculture, at least 20% of your time should be spent observing.  In the winter months, when there is less to do in the garden, I am spending some of my time learning and planning what to do in the busy months.   So this week’s job is planning my planting schemes.

Mixed vegetable gardening is also known as polyculture. This means growing many kinds of plants
together. The growing mix in a plant grouping can include vegetables, herbs, flowers and even fruit. Learn more