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The raised beds, late April 2009

The raised beds, late April 2009

Date: 27th April 2009
A view over our raised beds. We are growing: potatoes, carrots, beetroot, leeks, peas, beans and brassicas. The three empty beds on the left are for the squash and courgette crop, to be planted in May. Chris and Aaron are tending the tree nursery bed
Experiments with ground cover plants - April 2009

Experiments with ground cover plants - April 2009

Date: 27th April 2009
Previously couch grass and buttercup. This area was mulched in autumn 2007, using cardboard with green waste compost on top. Comfrey, applemint, Nepalese raspberry were planted and some self-seeders have made themselves at home.
Forest garden view April 2009

Forest garden view April 2009

Date: 27th April 2009
The newly planted forest garden, another tree nursery bed and the rodent-and-bird-proof cold frame for starting squashes, peas and beans off
Bee on apple blossom

Bee on apple blossom

Date: 27th April 2009
Gratuitous pic of a bee enjoying some nectar and pollinating our fruit blossom. You see it every year and it's always as beautiful
Experiments with ground cover around an apple tree - April 2009

Experiments with ground cover around an apple tree - April 2009

Date: 27th April 2009
Not as attractive as the ground cover plants but cheaper and less time consuming to establish. Once the buttercup and couch grass has died off (this may take 2 years) we can plant ground covering plants here too
Chive heart

Chive heart

Date: 25th April 2009
Peter planted the heart five years ago
Hoeing

Hoeing

Date: 25th April 2009
Lee, an inspiring gardener who came to WWOOF here for a week. Thank you
Raised beds

Raised beds

Date: 9th April 2009
Bed building in the growing area,April 2009
Raised beds

Raised beds

Date: 9th April 2009
Raised beds under construction - April 2009. Unfortunately black plastic has been the only totally successful mulch we've tried so far.
The newly planted section of our forest garden

The newly planted section of our forest garden

Date: 9th April 2009
Baby fruit and nut trees planted in the growing area, April 2009
The leaf composter

The leaf composter

Date: 1st April 2009
Every autumn we rake the leaves along the track - thankfully downhill - to the growing area and pile them up. Half rotted leaves make an excellent mulch and soil additive for growing tree seedlings. Try it for yourself!
Raised beds

Raised beds

Date: 23rd September 2008
Building the raised beds in the growing area
Raised beds

Raised beds

Date: 23rd September 2008
Building the raised beds in the growing area
Raised beds

Raised beds

Date: 23rd September 2008
Building the raised beds in the growing area
An apple in our Forest Garden

An apple in our Forest Garden

Date: 18th September 2008
An apple on a young tree in our forest garden area
Runner Beans

Runner Beans

Date: 18th September 2008
Runner bean blossom in our growing area

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