|Harvesting the Cherokee Trail |
of tears ancient variety
climbing beans ...
|Weeding and mulching in the round garden with|
Workaway volunteer Zoe, a plant scientist
|Zoe harvesting potatoes.|
|Alessandra, a dietician from Italy,|
scything part of the forest garden
for mulch material.
|Helena, a Steiner school graduate|
from Germany, using the hand propelled
cutting machine that we found in one
of the barns here to make mulch
from the nettles and ferns for the
|She put the chopped plant material around some|
newly planted seedlings. The mulch will stop
weeds germinating, will keep moisture in the soil
and provide 'food' for the plants.
|Helena inspecting the compost|
bins ... we've got some mature
compost to use in the garden now
thanks to Andrea's hard work
earlier in the year.
|Helena the bear foot mulcher ..|
|Watering the raised beds ...|
|A profusion of Peacock butterfiles|
on the sedum flowers. They lay
their eggs on nettles - of which
we have many!!
|And an as yet unidentified species ...|
|The yoga lawn grass is coming on nicely ..|
|The herb spiral in the foreground|
and ancient variety bean tipi
in front of the house ....
|A cacophony of edible plants in front of the house.|
|Smiling in the garden.|
|Alessandra harvesting berries|
for breakfast ...
|Amy sorting through harvested apples from the|