Poppy Evergreen

Poppy Evergreen

Poppy Evergreen is a passionate gardener, community advocate, and family enthusiast. With over 30 years of experience in gardening and aged care, she has dedicated her life to promoting the importance of gardening for the well-being of families, the elderly, the disabled, and the planet. Growing up on an organic market garden that employed disabled individuals, Poppy witnessed the transformative power of biodynamic practices in action. Inspired by her upbringing, she has devoted herself to the principles of permaculture and obtained certification as a Permaculture Consultant through a comprehensive design course. Alongside her husband Peter, who shares her love for gardening and cooking, Poppy has nurtured and raised two children. Family has always been at the heart of her life, and she recognizes the positive impact that gardening can have on creating meaningful connections and fostering a sense of togetherness. As a friendly and vibrant individual, Poppy's personality shines through in her writing. While she may be a little shy, her passion for life and happiness resonates in her engaging and informative articles. Through her blog, PeacefulPatch.com, Poppy aims to educate and inspire her readers, providing valuable insights and practical advice for creating sustainable and harmonious gardens that benefit both people and the environment. Join Poppy on her journey as she shares her extensive knowledge, personal experiences, and unwavering commitment to the transformative power of gardening. Together, let's cultivate a greener and more peaceful world, one patch at a time.

How to Stop Lettuce Bolting

how to stop lettuce bolting

Understanding Lettuce Bolting What is Bolting? Have you ever noticed your lettuce suddenly shooting up tall stalks, as if it’s on a growth spurt? That’s bolting. In simple terms, bolting is when lettuce, or any plant for that matter, switches…

Growing Raspberries From Bare Root

growing raspberries from bare root

Understanding Bare-Root Raspberry Plants Bare-root raspberry plants are raspberry starters that come without soil, appearing as little more than dormant canes with roots. Their popularity among garden enthusiasts boils down to a few practical reasons. They’re typically more robust, cost-effective,…

How to Grow a Lavender Hedge

how to grow a lavender hedge

Planting a Lavender Hedge – An Overview Ever considered the charm a lavender hedge can add as a beautiful edge to your garden space? Not only do these vibrant plants bring a swath of color and a cloud of delightful…