Early December in a Permaculture Garden
The shelled seed-heads of Lunaria… beautiful, ethereal, delicate additions to winter foliage arrangements.
The seeds are now packed and ready to post out all over the world.
Lunaria, commonly known as Honesty, is an early flowering annual flower, but, once seeded into your garden, spreads and re-seeds itself with wild abandon!
This simple arrangement stands in a recycled, lace covered, jam jar!
I went shopping yesterday, to the second-hand market and bought this fruit bowl for 4 euros.
I love the simple sponged design, beautiful in its simplicity.
The veranda has been swept this morning…but don’t look too closely, as I didn’t move the clothes drier!
The wheelbarrow holds ashes from the stoves and waste from the barn floor, ready to be spread over compost heaps, flower beds and around fruit trees.
Winter is a time of spreading and stacking, as tidy-ups take place and waste accumulates.
The weather has been so very mild, that some flowers in the gardens continue to bloom, like this Fuchsia, with the Lemon Balm looking ready for harvest just behind it!
And this Borage, growing, this morning, in the north garden of the cottage.
It’s amazing to be able to venture into the gardens in early December and pick Lemon Balm for tea!
Even the boys are enjoying the balmy winter weather, as Che-Mousey rolls on the gravel by my feet!
Blackbirds have been feasting on Pyracantha berries…
New growth breaks through on the old Buddleia…
And Slieve Aneirin sits washed in the cool blue of a winter’s morning.
Seeds for growing Lunaria are available on this website…just click on the link…
If you wish me to post seeds, from you, to a friend or loved one, cards are available on this link…
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