Plant stories

A place to share my stories of plants with you

Ediculture - exploring edible horticulture

I have decided to create a separate tumblr for just general photos, illustrating the diversity of sites and seasonal activities over the past 10 years. This site will be kept more for promotion and recent activities. 

If you are interested in this workshop you must book through the Growing the future website
Click on link to take you to the website.

Seeds are one of humanities greatest resources. We rely upon saving seeds for most of our food, and much of our clothes and our medicines. One seed can produce a plant that will produce many thousands of seeds, each with the potential to produce many more thousands…within this nature of plants lies the value of seeds.

This course is about annual and perennial seed saving. Learning how to save our own seeds can save you lots of money needing to buy seeds in. You also get thousands of them to give away to friends and family. 

In today’s current economic climate food security is climbing up on the political agenda. Saving your own seeds is one of the ways to ensure a local food security as well as giving yourself a valuable source of seeds for many years to come. 
 All the seeds saved are from plants that are grown organically. We also focus on local and heritage varieties.This means that these seeds will be more suited to local climatic conditions and will be more suited to organic growing conditions; a soil treated with natural fertilisers.

If you are interested in this workshop you must book through the Growing the future website

Click on link to take you to the website.

Seeds are one of humanities greatest resources. We rely upon saving seeds for most of our food, and much of our clothes and our medicines. One seed can produce a plant that will produce many thousands of seeds, each with the potential to produce many more thousands…within this nature of plants lies the value of seeds.

This course is about annual and perennial seed saving. Learning how to save our own seeds can save you lots of money needing to buy seeds in. You also get thousands of them to give away to friends and family.

In today’s current economic climate food security is climbing up on the political agenda. Saving your own seeds is one of the ways to ensure a local food security as well as giving yourself a valuable source of seeds for many years to come.


All the seeds saved are from plants that are grown organically. We also focus on local and heritage varieties.This means that these seeds will be more suited to local climatic conditions and will be more suited to organic growing conditions; a soil treated with natural fertilisers.

I move the cursor.

Solar panels appear to convert radiation into something useful.

Soul sensations, searching for something real, seeking one step ahead, anticipating arrival of someplace new.

Communication is happiness.

Can you see the aliveness in the concrete,
In the steel girders, and the cold lamp light?

An Ode to a Wanderer

Some people need to be wanderers

Some people need to be travellers

To spread diversity, to spread seeds,

To pollinate the flowers, to cross the seas,

Ideas worth wandering with,

Visions worth visiting,

Dreams that can’t wait too long to be realised,

New ideas of who we believe we can be,

Sensing the freedom to roam

Wherever our will may choose. 

The way is open

The way is wide and there are many paths to choose from.

To remain strung up on the horns of a dilemma is to become blind to the mystery of faith.

Trust

Trust you will be guided

Decide

Decide to be decisive 

Unknowing of the outcome.

You will know only through letting go

Of needing to know.

Become the river and flow

Flow.

My friend Mikk sent me this photo of his work clearing his allotment. it was an overgrown mess, now hes got it started off…

My friend Mikk sent me this photo of his work clearing his allotment. it was an overgrown mess, now hes got it started off…

Preparing for winter, - planting leeks through Biodegradable mulch, sowing mustards, and radishes, and chervil. 

Preparing for winter, - planting leeks through Biodegradable mulch, sowing mustards, and radishes, and chervil. 

Some photos from Darrel’s allotment - at the top - garlic harvest, onions next - notice how both of them have been transplanted through biodegradable cornstarch much mats - very useful,

then beans and courgettes interplanted, and lettuces. 

Me spying on the ducks…

Me spying on the ducks…

Me on the sweet chestnut tree

Me on the sweet chestnut tree

Love the way this photo has come out! 

Love the way this photo has come out! 

Spring growth - top photo taken in april, lower photo taken in may - of my front garden. I have 13 varieties of peas that I have growing in my front garden, plus lots of herbs, and some strawberries and salads…

This year  I have been doing lots of seed germination trials from the collection of seed I inherited off Richard Clare. I had good success with most of it, even managing to germinate pea seeds from 2006! 

Photos from moggy’s garden 

about 3/4 of a acre of ground, from a detached house - orchards, chickens (notice the solar powered chicken hatch opener - very useful and cool!) vegetable patch, water harvesting, rabbits…