Monthly Archives: March 2012

Making a start on the Preston Circus planters

It’s hot now in Brighton. It’s been hot for the past 10 days. Last Saturday was hot and bright – a perfect day to start exploring the four municipal planters at Preston Circus. Eve and I spent a couple of … Continue reading

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Turning over the compost

On Tuesday Mark transferred our compost from the wooden bin to the large plastic bin. We had almost filled up the wooden bin, and the mixture was getting a little slimy. This is probably normal at the end of the winter. The … Continue reading

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Things to do, places to go

Lots of things are happening, lots of things to do. We seem to have lurched from winter to spring in the space of a few days, though there are still occasional frosts. I think we’ll be clearing things out today … Continue reading

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It’s spring – a year of LRSP

This last week has really brought a sense of spring to Brighton. The daffodils are out, there are buds on the trees and cafe tables are appearing on the pavements again. The sky has been bright blue, the sun has … Continue reading

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Mini-orchard planting

We had a very successful fruit tree planting last Sunday. Seven fruit trees were planted guided by Brighton Permaculture Trust, and all in all, around 50 people came along to celebrate and help dig in the trees. Pete West – our … Continue reading

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Magic moments in the garden

It’s been pretty intensive in the gated plot these last few days as we’ve worked hard to build the raised beds, repaint the wall, put up the trellis wires for the mini-orchard and get the raised beds filled with rich soil ready … Continue reading

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More on our fruit trees

Work in the gated plot continued today with another raised bed being built, ready for our mini-orchard planting on Sunday. We’ve got a dustbin for planting a plum, and battens have been prepared for fixing the trellis wires for cordonning … Continue reading

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