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Gardens: organic environment, photos, flowers

Gardening: renewable organic biosphere with soft fruit, tree fruit, vegetables and herbs. Wellbeing with free range/organic backyard chickens, fish, bees


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grass carp farming

I’ve always liked pasture, especially with real, native, mixed species hedgerows and the occasional mature native tree in the field. There’s lots of beef and sheep farming hereabouts (North Cornwall), which is fine, but: a. In an overpopulated world, 500 lbs of of meat per acre every other year seems a small crop; b. Small … Continue reading grass carp farming The post grass carp farming appeared first on pjf.

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Breeding goldfish in your garden pond

There is a huge amount of complicated ‘advice’ about breeding goldfish – especially food for the very young fish (aka fry). The truth is, unless you want to breed as a business, it’s really easy: Your top priority is to keep your main pond (#1) healthy. The commonest problem with newcomers to fish keeping is … Continue reading Breeding goldfish in your garden pond The post Breeding goldfish in your garden pond appeared first on pjf.

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Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans

Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans 1. A recent aerial spraying of mosquito repellent, meant to keep the Zika virus at bay, has left millions of bees dead in South Carolina — and many professional bee keepers in devastation. zika insecticide threatens bees 2. On October 8 at 10 … Continue reading Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans The post Bees: Zika insecticide threat, harvesting mason bees cocoons & pollinator garden plans appeared first on pjf.

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allotments landscape Cornwall

It makes a change from photos of flowers and food: this is the landscape from the top of the site. Many of the allotments are organic. Most appealing feature (for me) is the diversity. It’s amazing how inventive people are when they have the opportunity (in this case, access to land). Related: allotments, Cornwall, landscape, … Continue reading allotments landscape Cornwall The post allotments landscape Cornwall appeared first on pjf.

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kiwi fruit – Cornwall allotments

Bought for the princely sum of £1 a couple of years ago from a supermarket: What was about 3 inches high has gradually grown into a reasonable bush, clinging to  net fencing on my allotment. I am very pleased to discover it has set lots of flowers. garden photos It has had all sorts of … Continue reading kiwi fruit – Cornwall allotments The post kiwi fruit – Cornwall allotments appeared first on pjf.

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organic veg with comfrey compost

The compost experiment I described earlier has been successful, apparently. These are the crops , photographed on 26th May, a few weeks after the very cold weather abated. I’ll take more photos today (8th June) to add later. The potatoes are Duke of York. I dug the first root yesterday and the crop is good … Continue reading organic veg with comfrey compost The post organic veg with comfrey compost appeared first on pjf.

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Build a bird box for native bird conservation

How to make a birdbox An experienced woodworker shows how to build your own smart bird box. birdbox design to benefit wildlife Sussex (UK) Wildlife Trust member, Laura Brook, explains the pros and cons of different bird box designs and materials for several wild bird species. tags: biodiversity, conservation, DIY, environment, gardens, video, wildlife The post Build a bird box for native bird conservation appeared first on pjf.

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Comfrey organic compost experiment

I’m a fan of Comfrey as a mineral mine (especially potassium) for organic growers, but the standard advice to delay your potato planting until the first cut of Comfrey is ready (typically about 5% of the annual crop) makes little sense. So I experimented: Last years’ compost bin had 1 bale of wetted straw, a … Continue reading Comfrey organic compost experiment The post Comfrey organic compost experiment appeared first on pjf.

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Allotment Gardening – organic guide

Full title: Allotment Gardening – An organic guide for beginners, by Susan Berger. After 40+ years I hope I’m not a beginner, but this fine book certainly brings me up to date, and has useful sections on rotations, improving the soil and producing your own compost (either in a bin, or by using green manures … Continue reading Allotment Gardening – organic guide The post Allotment Gardening – organic guide appeared first on pjf.

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The Second Book of Job – poem

The Second Book of Job Darkness Past F is for fear the steps lead down through cobwebs and damp to a tomb underground through memories lost embedded in ice trials and torments from lovers of vice all that destroy you those icons of lethargy feed their projections on unconscious envy all that control you say love … Continue reading The Second Book of Job – poem The post The Second Book of Job – poem appeared first on pjf.

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Flowers fruit and veg
Growing watercress at home
mixed border flowers are weeds
blue garden flowers
Flowers in Pasture
photos of cottages gardens flowers
cottage garden flowers and wild flowers
Crabapple blossom
Horse Chestnut tree and blossom
Annual Garden Flowers

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