Category Archives: Forest Gardening

harvest only enough

This is a bumper summer for soft fruit – the first really good year since the garden began.  Despite the soaring temperatures and almost total lack of rain the currants and berries have produced amazingly well.  One of the blackcurrants … Continue reading

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Forest gardening courses — Of Plums and Pignuts

Alan Carter is teaching some forest garden courses this summer – in Aberdeen.  If you are thinking of attending – I am sure you will get an excellent grounding and very interesting time.  More details on Alan’s blog below:   … Continue reading

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The principles of forest gardening

I want as many people as possible to plant forest gardens and having done so to be able to interact with them in a sensitive and appropriate manner.  However forest gardens are unlike any other gardens and cannot be ‘gardened’ … Continue reading

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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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