Irrigation | August

By Mary Beton, F3 plot jotter That time we decided to install a watering system in the rain Mad as it sounds, given that we installed the pipework under rainfall, we now have a fully functioning irrigation system. The irrigation system begins to drip The thing is, we...
Wet chips | March

Wet chips | March

By Mary Beton, F3 plot jotter Rain poured in but progress continued Opportunity is everywhere, if you look for it; it pops up, bursts forth, unspools, expands like a spring leaf before you’ve time to work out what’s happening. Not that this happens without...
Trying out ‘no dig’ gardening

Trying out ‘no dig’ gardening

By Mark Brandon, F3 project co-founder After visiting RHS Wisley, Sue and I came back with two books, Organic Gardening and No Dig, both by pioneer Charles Dowding. The RHS advisor praised Charles’s work and this was reinforced when, having seen our website,...
Mucking in and about | January to February

Mucking in and about | January to February

By Mary Beton, F3 plot jotter Yes, we’re a long way from spring. But the signs are starting to show… Let’s be frank: winter is vile. It is rarely a picturesque, frost-jewelled, Christmas-card landscape, glittering under a sun. It is cold rain, grey...