It is amazing to see how quickly things have become established, in just two short years.
I finally finished my pond, having realised that to truly increase biodiversity in my forest garden I needed to have water as a component. According to the RHS website on how to encourage wildlife to your garden;
“Ideally dig a pond, but a container of water will suffice. The single easiest way to add wildlife value to a garden is to install a pond, however tiny – a large pot or even an inverted dustbin lid in an out-of-the-way spot will do.”
It looks a little bare and is waiting on oxygenators and marginals, which should be available in the next couple of weeks.
Looking forward to seeing the plethora of animals that come to visit.
AKA: Cornelian Cherry.
These are the first I have had from my small cornus mas tree and they taste delicious.
The berries are almost ready to harvest and this was only planted before summer. I have done some research into what to do with them, Pfaf says “use as a cranberry substitute in making, jellies, preserves” but watch out for toxicity…. hmm.
Last May I started planting my edible forest garden in my back garden and suffice to say, it has been a steep learning curve. (I had been planning it for at least a year before.) The world of edible forest gardening is huge and with that in mind, I decided to record my journey along the way. So here’s the first post of what my garden looked like at the very beginning, before it all began…