What’s been happening in the Forest Garden recently?

The big news is the completion of the three new Hügelkultur beds in the Upper Garden. Read all about in the latest Blog.

These fungi showed up in a pile of woody biomass I had been keeping for use in the new Hügelkultur beds (above). Although unknown to me, they are apparently not that uncommon, but I found them quite spectacular all the same! The main point is that they are evidence of mycelial activity in the Forest Garden, and they were transferred to the new beds to continue their work.

Spring has definitely sprung in the Forest Garden! Everything is coming back to life, there is a profusion of blossom on the young fruit trees and shrubs, and in some cases, fruit is beginning to form. Here there is the mass of flower on an Autumn Olive (left), and some young Almond nuts.