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There are so many beneﬁcial predators in the landscape here. ” Every aspect of the garden is designed to optimise its “Working with nature is something humans have struggled with” Like most permaculture practitioners, Maddy loves bamboo, which is a useful multi-tasker – you can eat the shoots and use more mature canes as garden supports The inside garden was created to blur the division between interior and exterior space 38 AMATEUR GARDENING 24 JANUARY 2015 Raised beds are made from old railway sleepers that, in time, will be replaced and allowed to rot, attracting reptiles and beetles 7 Permaculture GARLIC Will grow in a small space.
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Amateur Gardening (24 January 2015)