Recent Activity

After the extraordinary weather last week, beautiful, fine sunny, quite summer-like and then an absolutely contrasting Good Friday (rain, hail, chilly temperatures) - we are back into summery days again. In fact, we have been since Saturday! With an urgency I have been rising in the morning and getting into the garden, where possible, without … Continue reading Recent Activity

Revisiting Phases of Abundance

We are now in year two of what Bill Mollison describes as Phases of Abundance. As it happens, this seems to be quite a naturally occurring process in the evolution of our garden, rather than a step by step following of Uncle Bill's guidelines. There is of course an inherent kind of logic to it … Continue reading Revisiting Phases of Abundance

Autumn, like a Second Spring

I've observed before in the garden how Autumn conditions have an effect on certain aspects of the garden like Spring. Plants put on a burst of extra growth, the activity in the soil picks up after the heat of summer. The days can still be reasonably warm. The sun still intense. Yet the addition of … Continue reading Autumn, like a Second Spring

Edge of the Land

Though our garden is sheltered by trees, houses, vegetation and a mountain, we live at the edge of the land. The landscape is exposed and wild. Coastal winds bring with them an array of weather patterns depending on the season or the oceans whims. Today started off overcast due to a cool night and a … Continue reading Edge of the Land

Emergence

The tadpoles are emerging from the water. Though still froglets with diminishing tales they are climbing onto the newly added sticks in their little, table-top aquarium. I was surprised by two things that I had quite forgotten about since my childhood. 1) That they are such big tadpoles and then they become a rather small … Continue reading Emergence