Gardening and Gathering

The Easter weekend is traditionally a time to get out into the garden and start planting the veg patch. There is something very satisfying about forking rich, crumbly compost onto the soil, knowing how it will supercharge growth in the garden. Tidy lines of seedlings are also very pleasing to the eye – but don’t be too thorough in your tidying. Corners that are left unweeded and a bit overgrown benefit wildlife, providing food and habitat for many of the insects on which a healthy garden relies.


Our next HGN Gathering on 19th April 5.30pm – 7.00pm, online looks at a nature-friendly system of cultivation:  Andrew De La Haye will be speaking about Permaculture.

Permaculture is a holistic approach to growing food regeneratively, using methods that require minimal input from people whilst creating maximum habitats for wildlife. To book for this FREE online event Click here

If you want to find out more and receive practical advice, the Permaculture Association runs courses on Growing Food In Small Spaces


And still on the gardening theme: don’t forget about No Mow May, the campaign from Plantlife which encourages you to put the lawn-mower away and let your lawn bloom!