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Month: October 2018

Hugel what?

Hugel what?

Hugelkultur, aka Hill culture, basically a raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. I have been rethinking my growing spaces. The top terrace will soon house ducks, and is surrounded by a native hedge. In hindsight planting this hedge, where I wanted to grow veg was a bit of a mistake. Yes, it provides shelter from the wind, but those bushes also feed from the soil, the blackthorn suckers and getting tangled in the dog rose is a pain, so…

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The pond

The pond

For some years I have wanted a pond on our land. In May, this wish started to become a reality. Being at the lower end of a steep slope, we took some time to research the engineering aspects of placing a pond where we wanted it.  Thank goodness for the internet, there really is a wealth of information out there, but it does take a lot of time to trawl through it all. The initial outline of the pond was…

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