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Laying siberian peashrub hedge English-style – FOLLOW-UP

February 28, 2016 in Gardening, Homesteading, Permaculture by Claude

It’s all good and well to write a post about hedge-laying siberian pea shrub, but then what? Did it live? Did it shrivel and die? Well, I’m glad to say, it lived, and in fact it thrived. Here are some pictures of the first signs of life in the spring after laying the hedge as a hedgerow: It took a
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Laying siberian peashrub hedge English-style

April 24, 2014 in Gardening, Homesteading, Permaculture by Claude

Siberian peashrub (Caragana arborescens) is a very popular plant in permaculture, and for good reason: it’s a nitrogen fixer that is fast-growing and makes many flowers that are very beneficial to honeybees. The pea shrub grows several meters tall and makes a good windbreak. It drops its leaves and peas in the fall and creates the best quality soil underneath
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Saving the tomatoes from the first frost

September 26, 2013 in Gardening by Claude

Summer’s definitely over now! Well, it’s been autumn for a few weeks already, but now it’s getting serious. Last night we had the first frost. This morning, everything was covered in white. And not just the ground either, but all the trees and shrubs too. Our greenhouse was totally covered in frost as well. I have no idea what the
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