I took the pictures below yesterday in response to a Facebook request by someone who wanted examples to show other people. They show one part of the garden just as it was and these plants are visible (or invisible) within it.
- trees: apples, plum, gage, pear, medlar
- bushes: honeyberry, jostaberry, chuckleberry, blackcurrant, gooseberry
- perennial vegetables: skirret, Welsh onion, oca, tree onion, perennial leek, Jerusalem artichoke, Taunton Deane kale
- annual vegetables: peas, runner beans, potatoes, burdock, salsify
- other fruits: strawberry, rubus tricolour
- herbs: parsley, fennel, wild marjoram, mint, chives, salad burnet
- other flowers: rose, mixed summer annuals
Principle: forest gardening is based upon the structure, composition and functioning of a natural woodland including the resultant ecosystem and its emergent properties. In a forest garden biodiversity means health; a living soil and increasing biomass mean increasing fertility, and together health and fertility mean abundance.
Nice to see it in all its late summer glory!
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