Tagetes patula (French marigold) brightens up any garden and holds many spiritual and wellbeing properties.
I had a great time collecting the seed heads of these Tagetes patula (French marigolds) and then popping them open to reveal the match-stick like contents when I got home!
I get a rare glimpse of an urban fox, thank nature for its many gifts and appreciate the blooms of my house plants.
I get back in the community garden, harvest the fruit and veg and discover a rather unusual trombone squash.
I get a little stressed with RHS revision but many garden surprises bring me back to reality.
I meet a very friendly magpie and demonstrate bizarre things for my RHS exams.
The plants are getting tasty and that means lots of insects to discover! I've also been weeding, experimenting with mulch and thinning out snapdragons.
I've been dividing and planting out seedlings, pruning and admiring the beauty of nature (as always).
My first year of discovering permaculture has been so rewarding and it's changed my life forever. Here's how...
It has been a strange month with my usual schedule thrown out of wack, but there's always something to be sown or divided at this time of year!