Tuesday, 24 November 2009


We’ve been working on our garden a lot lately, Purple has been building retaining rock walls and reinforcing the beds, and I’m starting a new herb patch with valerian, motherwort, skullcap, plantain, pennyroyal, sage, chamomile and room for more.

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The garden is quite long and narrow, we have cassava,

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Chilli, aloe vera, comfrey (and potatoes under the matting)

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Pineapple, cherry tomatoes, mint

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The frame I built for the spinach to climb up on is made with only natural materials – bamboo poles and cat’s claw vines to hold it together.

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Littletree has her own flower bed that she takes care of

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And a strawberry patch!

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Littletree got to eat the first one yesterday!

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I’ve also planted a few trees – a blueberry bush, a japoticaba, a red raspberry bush, a lemon myrtle, and a lemon tree.


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