Pretty polycultures

Herbs and wildflowers establishing on our hugel mounds. Species here include white clover, borage, milk thistle, cut leaf cranesbill, yarrow, purple dead nettle, daisy, cleavers. Great mullein, marigold, purple dead nettle, blue and white borage, sow thistle.

Biospheres, aquaspheres, forests and food

As part of the Land Centre network (http://www.permaculture.org.uk/land), we've just been up north to Manchester and Salford to see some amazing projects, meet up with other Land Centre people, share juicy knowledge of permaculture and think about the International Permaculture convergence which will be happening in London in September 2015. One of the places we … Continue reading Biospheres, aquaspheres, forests and food

Forest gardeners

New layers added to our forest garden. We planted blueberries, ground cover raspberries, rhubarb, tree onions,  medlar, cherry plum, seaberry (buckthorn), Siberian pea tree, robinia, and bamboo. New wild flowers included woodruff, hedge woundwort, great mullein and musk mallow We transplanted our gojiberries, plum, new zealand flax and some more blueberries. A very fruitful day and will … Continue reading Forest gardeners

The Forest Garden

The photos show the plot we'll be developing into a forest garden over the winter. What we currently have is a mound of rubble and earth. The plan is to map and mark the contours, then build retaining walls of rubble and buddleia branches (all ava...