meet your neighbors nomination

Gardener:The flower lady

Date:03 Sep 2021

Blog Type:Mini Challenge - Meet the Neighbours

Hi Team of fellow gardening gurus , I am Helen my primary goal here is healthy plants low earth impact using a mixes of organic , permercultre and regenitive agriculture principles .

My Husband daughter (19) son (4) and myself reside on 13 acres we have 3 cats , 1 pig 12 sheep 3 cows a pony some chickes ducks and my daughter has a dog , I run my own small business from home mostly flower related hence the flower lady as thats what our locals refer to me as , were in level 3 in Amberley north canterbury and I have been incredibly grateful to be able to work again , ding dong ditch flower deliverys are fun .

I still have soooo much to learn but do love every minute , I am a firm beliver that the road to success is not a straight one but one of hard work twists turns , and sometimes blood sweat and tears .

My flower field including 1 flexi tunnel is 55m by 59 m which is 0.801857 acres or 3245 m2 I am yet to utilise the whole lot but extending and learning each year .

We have 3 other growing spaces closer to the house which is a mixes of raised beds and no dig gardens , every year we make several new compost bins or heaps , depending on space and each spring they get deconstructed and spread out . works out fabulous for adding those work horse worms to the soil .

we also have an orchard with peaches necterines cheries plums and walnuts , and a sweeping garden around the house the apples pears apricots and black boy peachs , planted around our water ttank are two lemons and an orange as the tank acts like a fab frost protector .

Ok so it seems I have rambled enough so to my nominations 

I can't pick just 1 so I nominate Jen for her permiculture parts and James for his awesome inspiring writing .

meet your neighbors nomination