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Searching for something different to grow, Holly Farrell visited The Walled Garden, home of Edulis, a nursery specialising in plants for forest gardening and permaculture Pictures: Holly Farrell and Paul Barney

Edulis is the place to go if you want edible plants that are also ornamental (‘edimentals’ if you will), or just something a little bit different. Paul Barney is the founder and owner of Edulis, which is tucked away near the village of Pangbourne in Berkshire. The Walled Garden was originally owned by his father, who ran a market garden there, and Paul initially did the same, organically, when he took it over.Wanting to understand more about the plants and soil, he spent some years away studying soil science and landscape architecture and working at the Centre for Alternative Technology, and when he returned in 1993 he wanted to focus on plants for permaculture. In the early stages all the plants he grew were edible, and although there is some dilution now with edimentals and pure ornamental plants, the emphasis is still on sustainable food production. Many of the plants he grows are perennial, and suitable for layered planting (where everything from the tree canopy to the shrubs and ground cover beneath provides a harvest). Some even date back to before his father’s time, such as a globe artichoke growing just outside the walls (Cynara cardunculus ‘Bere’) and a giant rhubarb (Rheum x australe ‘Great Bere’), both named for the local estate.

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Welcome to Kitchen Garden Magazine In this issue: A Joy of Summer Veg expert Rob Smith has some top tips for success with courgettes every time Brilliant Brassicas! Former head gardener Sue Stickland explores our changing attitudes to brassicas and the many exciting new varieties available Flights of Fancy Gardener and nature enthusiast Ben Vanheems encourages us all to make room for butterflies on our plots And much more!