Conscientious neglect

Flower basketMany a day over the last few years in fact, I’ve termed parts of my garden as: “Full of high biodiversity using conscientious neglect”.  Oh how it had an appeal to my student mind.  Truth be told I’ve felt busy, sometimes been agitated to do other pressing environmental things and life’s been interspersed with distressing moments (as it is with many people I’m sure).   

So what if hanging baskets got a bit dry, courgettes ending up as marrows and parts of the garden being completely left to nature.  Those things of beloved nature have been doing a grand and natural job.  However, spring is approaching and in places I’m clawing back space for us to be included in the mix again, and of course as always I will be using all my experience and knowledge of permaculture principles.