Elder Folklore and Growing

June 27, 2013 sitegeek 3

Just as the end of summer is marked by elderberries, the start of summer is always marked by the blossoming of the Elder-tree (Sambucus nigra).  In this article we cover elder folklore and growing tips […]

Irrigation – Dave Hamilton

May 25, 2013 Dave Hamilton 2

Irrigation Regardless if you believe in climate change or not you cannot deny our weather is becoming more unpredictable.  In the past we could rely on steady spring showers watering all our newly planted seedlings. […]

Green Manure – Dave Hamilton

August 26, 2012 Dave Hamilton 1

Soil is a very complex living thing. In just one gram there can be over a 1000 million organisms, most of them beneficial to the gardener.  These organisms help weather rocks, releasing their mineral content […]

No-Dig Gardening

May 8, 2012 Dave Hamilton 2

The following article first appeared in ‘Grow your own’ magazine back in February as part of my ‘Theory Behind…’ series. In traditional gardening and farming, land is weeded and/or cleared of crops before a soil […]

‘Tis the season to be scything by Paul Kingsnorth

April 30, 2012 Andy Hamilton 0

It’s that time of year. The grass is beginning to grow, and faster than you would imagine it could. Suddenly, it’s getting to the stage where it needs cutting, lest it overwhelm your food crops or smother your flower seeds or simply ruin your well-tended croquet lawn. […]

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