Category Archives: Forest Gardening

What makes a forest garden?

In July I posted about ‘Les Bois de St Hilaire’, a French campsite I stayed at which provides a wonderful model of the kind of natural woodland that a forest garden is modelled on.  As a follow up and contrast … Continue reading

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The Launch of the National Forest Gardening Scheme

Calling all aspiring forest gardeners I know there are lots of people out there who are passionate about forest gardening and would like to see more of them planted across the country particularly in places that are accessible to the … Continue reading

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Tiny fruit trees – summer 2017

I am growing the fruit trees in my garden as ‘tiny fruit trees’ according the to method of Anne Ralph and as described in previous posts here and here. All these fruit trees are planted in polycultures of other fruits, … Continue reading

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London Glades: Forest Garden Solutions For Urban Spaces at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show

Here is a wonderful forest garden – created for the recent RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – a beautiful and inspiring space that hopefully will lead to the creation of many, many more such gardens. Source: London Glades: Forest … Continue reading

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Les Bois de Saint Hilaire

I was on holiday in France in mid June and had sat down in the shade at the camp site to write about forest gardens, and in particular, the ‘model’ of a natural woodland from which forest gardening takes its … Continue reading

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Thinking about strategies

That is to say, thinking about what strategies the plants are using in the garden and how I can appropriately respond.  Yesterday I was tidying up the edge of the lawn working my way along the ‘long border’.  As I … Continue reading

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Forest gardens are natural systems

From the outset a forest garden is designed as a natural system.  We provide the physical structure – various edible trees, climbers, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and some annuals – to make the best use of the physical space and ensure … Continue reading

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