What’s been happening this month?

Bread-making definitely comes under the heading of Forest Garden activities; it is a relatively new skill for me, and is a real pleasure to do. Read about how I finally arrived at this loaf in this month’s Blog.

The contour lines have been marked out for the new hügelkultur beds, ready for the digger. They are part of the water retention strategy in the Upper Garden, and there will be three beds in all (the other two are higher up the slope). Full details in this month’s Blog.

I re-coppiced this goat willow tree, leaving four stems to grow on. The mass of new shoots which had grown up since the original coppicing in January 2021 are in the foreground; they will be used as biomass in the new hügelkultur beds.