Category Archives: ecosystem

sensitive co-creativity

Nature invigorates, sustains, rejuvenates the forest garden, the forest gardener is there to see and to experience and then to react in as sensitive a way as they can.  My partner and I don’t (unfortunately) live here in Wales all … Continue reading

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becoming delightfully obsessed

alongside the evolution of the forest garden there is the evolution of the forest gardener As forest gardeners we are all unique individuals and each forest garden is the result of the unfolding of the gardener’s hopes, intentions and interactions … Continue reading

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polyculture learning

Recently I have published number of posts on topics such as ‘polyculture eyes’, trust, and welcoming the wild.  However that is not to say that forest gardening is all or only about allowing nature to have a free for all … Continue reading

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where is the wild?

The unchallenged perception we have all grown up with is to see nature on one ‘side’ and people on the other ‘side’; meaning that the ‘natural world’ is that remnant which is not under the jurisdiction or control of people.  … Continue reading

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polyfloral polycultures

For the past year I have been taking photos of every flower that comes out in the garden, in more or less the order that they appear and posting them each month on my other blog – the garden of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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appreciating abundance

For the whole of July we have eaten fresh fruit every day – berries and currants of every kind and cooked fruit some days.  The cupboards are stacked with blackcurrant, jostaberry and cherry jam, with redcurrant and whitecurrant jelly, and … Continue reading

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letting go of control

It is absolutely vital for a forest gardener to learn to let go – which is in effect to give up control.  Control is what we have historically and habitually used to mistreat the natural world (and each other) but … Continue reading

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a forest garden is a different garden

A forest garden is nothing like a conventional horticultural garden. But what are the real and distinctive differences – the fundamentals?  After all a conventional garden may well have all the layers of a forest garden from tall trees down … Continue reading

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What work and time are needed in a forest garden?

As mentioned in the previous post I have recently both read and heard claims that a forest garden (a) needs intensive management and (b) does not need any management.  Either way there seems to be a lot of interest in … Continue reading

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