Phyllostachys nidularia / Broom bamboo, Big-Node bamboo 2

Phyllostachys nidularia / Broom bamboo, Big-Node bamboo

By Walter de Rooij General information Phyllostachys Nidularia (Broom Bamboo) is an evergreen, running (monopodial) bamboo. It can act like a clumping (sympodial) bamboo in cooler climates (like the UK), although you shouldn’t count on this. So if you want to prevent spreading either build a rhizome barrier or harvest the young shoots aggressively. Broom …

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Majestic Moringa 3

Majestic Moringa

by Aaron Henry   Moringa Oleifera – commonly known as Moringa, or Drumstick is a slender yet highly productive understory tree, native to the Indian subcontinent. A member of the Moringaceae family, the tree is highly prized by many cultures, due to its rapid growth, resistance to drought and proliferation of uses.   The name Moringa derives …

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Foraging for Elderflowers to Make Cordial 4

Foraging for Elderflowers to Make Cordial

Elderflowers are in season from end of May to the beginning of June, so now is a perfect time to go foraging. They enjoy sunny locations and can be found in most hedgerows. The cream coloured flowerhead blossoms have a beautiful honey like scent and a highly aromatic smell. So on a recent walk I …

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Milk Thistle – Silybum Marianum 5

Milk Thistle – Silybum Marianum

By David Fenner Native to the Mediterranean, Milk Thistle is a hardy biennial, pollinated by Bees, which grows quickly to a height of 1.2m. A good green manure plant flowering between July and September, Silybum Marianum flourishes in moist, well-drained soils which can vary in content between sandy, loamy, or heavy clay. The plant has …

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Calendula officinalis / Common Marigold 6

Calendula officinalis / Common Marigold

Cultivation Calendula sure is easy to grow, if it isn’t growing already wild in your local area. It will tolerate almost any soil type, but likes a full to partially sunny position. It will tolerate some frost and self seeds readily. Sow in situ in spring or autumn and protect with a cloche if frost …

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Permaculture Kernow has received it's first funding. 10

Permaculture Kernow has received it’s first funding.

Thank you to everyone that has helped Permaculture Kernow receive it’s first funding.. Permaculture Kernow has received it’s first funding from the National Lottery Awards For All. Now that Permaculture Kernow has received it’s first funding, we are excited to be able to organise a series of events and the construction of our first community …

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