Ashley court garden

The site is by the Blue Moon pub, next to a nice lawn. I’ve been passing by many times, and never noticed there’s an edible garden there!


Everything’s in rude health. Clean, no weeds, clearly somebody cares. The mint is growing particularly well, there’s plenty under the bush here:



I also saw other herbs. Chive is cut down pretty low, somebody harvested it recently – it’s a small, round and dense patch of chive so probably somebody bought a living pot in a supermarket and planted it there there.


Do have some mint tea if you’re from the area before it dies off for the winter 🙂 And high five if it’s you who was looking after the space!

Annuals vs perennials on your street

On Norfolk Street, this small bed outside Ashley Court was full of weeds, especially vine weed, but it was cleared and offered to us to plant some new plants in. We suggested some edibles, and in the first year we tried out some purple sprouting broccoli, squash and courgettes. Caterpillars ate all the courgettes but the squash and broccoli did quite well. The following year we planted some perennials, including gooseberry bushes, curry plants and strawberries. The thick mulch keeps the weeds away and the bed is very low-maintenance.