Hackney Permaculture


The front garden
April 24, 2009, 3:58 pm
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We have been plotting and scheming for a while about what to do with the front garden, previously an ugly useless bit of concrete. Seemed about time to make something so Dean came over and we played with tools and heavy stuff to make a raised bed…

We now have raspberries, tomatoes, borage, rocket, lettuce, marigolds, radishes and loads of wild mint and lemon balm.

Breaking up the front patio back in december 08

Breaking up the front patio back in december 08

Front garden with path and soil

Front garden with path and soil

Building a raised bed onto the mulched front garden

Building a raised bed onto the mulched front garden

Front garden with soft fruit bed at back, raised bed in middle, and small herb bed at front

Front garden with soft fruit bed at back, raised bed in middle, and small herb bed at front

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Discovering the joys of the sledgehammer
December 21, 2008, 4:02 pm
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Outside the front of the house is lots of boring nasty concrete which has been covered in layers of builders junk for the last few months whilst the basement flat has been being gutted and rebuilt.

After seeing the mischief going on in the back garden my landlord gave me permission to work on the front garden – I am not sure if he realised quite what I had in mind :-)

With a little help and instruction from Dean and the purchase of a lovely new sledgehammer the concrete didn’t stand a chance…

Take one concrete patio and add a sledgehammer and Dean...

Take one concrete patio and add Dean with sledgehammer...

No concrete now... much better!

No concrete now... much better!

Concrete bagged for the council

Concrete bagged for the council

Hackney Council charged me £35 to take away all of the bagged concrete which was paid for by my landlord. Happy days.