Above all else a forest gardener needs to be in touch with their garden. My book ‘the garden of equal delights’ is my attempt to discover the essence of the relationship between a forest gardener and their forest garden, and thereby to tease out some fundamental principles to guide that relationship. The key to unlockingContinue reading “polyculture eyes”
For months now, we’ve been getting everything together. We still are. There’s no end to preparing and making new plans. We’re proud to be starting out in business. Excited to be making yet more garden spaces. Can there ever be enough gardens in our lives?
Our outdoor kit was put to the test as we had a good workout, moving our first delivery of compost. We moved 60 bags of compost 200 metres uphill to our growing area. With thanks to our trusty barrows. It soon warmed us up in the snow! Despite the forecast being clear, the white wetContinue reading “No such thing as bad weather”
At the beginning of our journey into building a plant Nursery…..It’s the 22nd of January and I’m excited to see the Sweet Cicely are coming up, along with Chervil. It’s hard to believe that they have liked the past month of frosty, snowy and rainy weather but there they are popping up. Chervil can beContinue reading “Babies coming to life…..”
We are appreciative of the people helping us grow by giving us access to their land. We are taking a patchwork approach in our early days. We have 3 growing sites, all around the Belper area. Our largest site is a former paddock, with majestic oak trees and some shimmering silver birch. We are slowlyContinue reading “Getting to know the neighbours”