Hackney Permaculture


More gardening with mum

Back in late march I helped my mum to set up a few raised beds; see post here. Last month I brought over a few cuttings, seedlings and other bits and bobs to which she has added to… the results are below:

Mum with her new raised beds

Mum with her new raised beds

Potatoes growing in an old plastic bag

Potatoes growing in an old plastic bag

Lara on salad guarding duty - keeps the pigeons and squirrels away

Lara on salad guarding duty - keeps the pigeons and squirrels away

Close up on raised bed - note the twigs and trellis at the back for the peas to grow up

Close up on raised bed - note the twigs and trellis at the back for the peas to grow up. From front left clockwise - nasturtium, orache, buckler leaf sorrel, peas, calendula, spinach, lettuce, rocket, carrots and ruby chard!

Tomatoes growing in pots

Tomatoes growing in pots

Beans in a basket growing up string into a tree

Beans in a basket growing up string into a tree

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Farleigh Road street gardening
May 29, 2010, 6:45 pm
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Farleigh Road street gardening

Inspired by the ‘pimp my pavement‘ website I have recently been spending time with other residents making mini gardens on the street.

The sun did not shine and we had to flee inside shortly after due to a downpour but we now have two pretty little beds at the bases of the street trees on Farleigh Road.

They were made using lime branches pollarded from other street trees and planted up with flowers and beans which should climb up the tree cages. I propagated the beans myself and the flowers came from Columbia Road flower market.

Brox filled with flowers from Columbia Road flower market

Planting climbing beans on Farleigh Road