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The Compost Heap – the ‘Heart Chakra’ of the Garden

Although I have written about compost before, there are many ways of thinking about compost, here is a slightly different approach…  The ancient system of bodily chakras (or energy centres) which many of us know, lists seven main chakras – moving from the base of the spine – the root chakra, to the top of […]

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The garden in January

In my last article, I wrote about the 12/13 Holy Nights (from Christmas to Three Kings Day in the Christian calendar) as a time of celebration, rest and contemplation. A time to look forward to the New Year and all that it may bring both outwardly and inwardly. So what is happening outwardly in the […]

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Autumn in the Garden

Reconnecting the inner with the outer Many of us feel uncomfortable with climate change and the depletion and poisoning of our natural resources, but equally, we often feel powerless and unsure how to change this situation. I believe one reason for this is that through ‘civilisation’, and the (necessary) growth of materialism we have lost […]

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10 Garden Tips for July

Efficient, ethical and cost-effective Now that the flush of June has taken place, where gardeners have had to dance in her vigour and beauty, we can now relax a little and reflect on how the year in our garden has been so far, perhaps noting new ways of future working. The expectancy for the first […]

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Plant health – Part 2

How can we help plants heal themselves? In my last article I suggested that in my experience plants don’t get ill very much and that if they do, the first things we can offer are some simple interventions – pruning dead wood, thinning for light and air, watering and feeding the plant and the soil. […]

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Compost – the heart of the garden

Last month I wrote about changing our attitude to garden ‘rubbish’ and mentioned that the best place to put weeds, grass and leaves is the compost heap. This month I would like to go into this subject in a little more detail: it is no exaggeration to say that the compost heap is the heart […]

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