I'm the Urban Gardener, Baby
by Ruth D'Alessandro

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reetings Ruth D'Alessandrofrom that sunny corner of metropolitan London that is called Penge. My name is Ruth D’Alessandro, and for the last five years, together with my husband Paul, I have been trying to create an organic wildlife flower and vegetable garden in the suburbs of London. I’ve had a lot of a success, and probably an equal amount of failure, but the message to those of you who want to create a little rural idyll amid the high-rises is: it’s possible!

I expanded in 1998 onto an allotment nearby, and these articles are an account of my progress during that year, with occasional wildlife notes too.

Beehive Yourself! Pages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet
A Creepy-Crawly Special Pages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet
In Praise of the Nightshade Family Pages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet
Ashes to Ashes... and Snail Tails Pages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet

The author is no longer producing articles on this topic - having produced a couple of kids since then - but still has an active interest in urban organic gardening. To contact her, please use the Naturenet feedback page and mark the message for attention of Ruth D'Alessandro.