First of May and things are hotting up in our Forest garden . Pitched up yesterday ready to eat my sandwiches and looked out up the hill. A flash of red and I spied a fox sitting there casually watching me potter around the van. Good afternoon!
We have cleared the brambles down by the stream as they were slowly doing their pioneer trick and creeping up the hill. Slashed into long trailers with a machete and then rolled into easy bundles to put under the trees to rot down.
We now have good access to the woodland and we can even consider creating the Sepp’s Hugelkultur raised beds. (https://coedenblog.com/?attachment_id=166) once we have learnt a bit more on our next course Growing in a Changing Climate Training Day at coed Hills, Vale of Glamorgan. ( Details )
The vegetable beds are complete. Just need to keep them watered and slug free- a big task.
Further up the hill Lucy has worked wonders with the fruit bushes and the push is on to create our guilds of plants set around each group of orchard trees. Comfrey, poppies, clover so far with more to come
On the way back home we looked over the woodland and passed the medlar tree ( http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=131) in front of the turf roof hut and Martin’s excellent rhubarb and comfrey.
Casey’s birthday today- Happy birthday XXX