Permaculture Orchard and Spring Well
An update on the new orchard…the mulching continues as the blossom breaks on the little trees.
Lots of nettles have been chopped and layered on the mulch!
The path is being extended, as I find time to do a little more and a little more!
Look who has made a little bed for himself on the weed suppressing mat…
This project will continue into the autumn as I have several other projects on the go, including the new kitchen floor.
Herbs are lovely flowers to grow and these are growing just outside the Lodge.
Chives, Feverfew, Comfrey, Clary Sage and Ox-Eye Daisies all happily growing together!
The hen house this morning…I leave the girls in long enough for them to lay.
This is the entrance from the new orchard.
I have just returned from cleaning out the well up on the hill.
The water tank had stopped filling and had, in fact dried out.
A visit to the well confirmed my suspicion that the pipe had clogged up with plant life!
I can hear the water filling in the tank in the loft as I type.
The hens are all in good shape now and are the most passive and calm little creatures I have ever encountered.
The Lime trees are now in leaf.
I have discovered that these trees grow very well from cuttings!
Willow is growing thick and fast on the pollarded trees.
This will grow up to 15 feet high, making great fedging lengths this autumn.