Between winter and spring is a great time to trim what mother used to call Gentleman’s Buttonhole species: Kerria japonica. All the long sticks are potential new plants. I’ve pushed plenty part way into a huge pot of well used damp compost and a few into a garden clients border. It’s such a beautiful shrub of pretty yellow orange pompom flowers and one of hubby’s favourites.
Many 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.
I’ve found gardening with nature🌿connects me happily to the Earth and the other creatures🐾 upon it. Making things for the home, mending♻ crafting and living a frugal life is all part of self kindness. Having lived thus far, I seem to have gleaned some pretty amazing things I’m happy to share. Therefore, I’m writing and will start to 📖 self publish. This top blog post is sticky and therefore will appear above more recent posts.