Tips for a Lush Garden Feel

This is a time when many established gardens, no matter what their size or style, are becoming ever more abundant and lush as we move into summer. Many new gardeners are keen to gain a lush and plant-filled feel as soon as possible. But many struggle to work out how to get that lush. gardenContinue reading “Tips for a Lush Garden Feel”

Case Study: California Permaculture Design

The site is in Livermore, California, on the eastern edge of San Francisco Bay Area. It is a two acre plot, which is planned to house and provide for a family of four. The surrounding land is to be leased to a vineyard, so the surrounding area will ultimately be surrounded by vines. The designContinue reading “Case Study: California Permaculture Design”

Building Forest Garden Guilds

In a forest garden, the goal when choosing different plants is to build guilds of beneficial plants which aid one another and us in a range of ways. If you are familiar with the idea of a forest garden, you will already know that they involve layered planting. The top layer are the canopy trees.Continue reading “Building Forest Garden Guilds”