Lots of planting today before the Spring begins to merge into Summer, as often it does! Working in the fruit gardens by the Lughnasadh Garden is a joy as it affords me an opportunity to cast glances across at the new garden from quite different angles!
Last year i grew lots of Blackcurrants from seed saved right here at Bealtaine.
I gave away many of these sturdy plants and so decided to plant the excess here in the new garden.
As you can see I am planting directly on top of the mulched area of cardboard and straw.
I used compoost from the bins to give them the very best feed for the coming growing year. This is two years old and sweet smelling compoost.
I also planted a Mulberry tree in the corner.
Near the bottom of the path was planted the other Crab Apple.
Bees should certainly enjoy these new gardens!
I shall cardboard and straw mulch the area around this tree in the coming days so as to suppress all weeds.
I added a shallow dish to the Lughnasadh Garden so Bees and Butterflies may drink water without drowning…it is such a sad sight to witness! The area to the right is simply cardboard and chippings from the garden shredder.
Elsewhere in the garden I have moved this home made wood shelter into place to store all the cut willow for use next winter.
This gives a fantastic heat and is great for baking when I need higher temperatures in the stove.
This gives an over view of what I’ve done so far.
(Oops, there appears to be a rain drop on the lens!)
The tunnel is fast becoming my favourite place…I will set up a rocket stove nearby for making tea!
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