15 August 2020 – a brief snapshot

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.

 

 

 

 

About Anni Kelsey

I love forest gardens and forest gardening, nature, reading and everything good about being alive. I have written two books - the garden of equal delights (2020) - about the principles and practice of forest gardening; and Edible Perennial Gardening (2014) - about growing perennial vegetables in polycultures, which is basically forest gardening concentrating on the lower layers.
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1 Response to 15 August 2020 – a brief snapshot

  1. Carole says:

    Nice to see it in all its late summer glory!

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