- The Wildlife Forest Garden
- Livestream—Clifftop Garden Plants
Livestream—Clifftop Garden Plants
Livestream—Scented, wild flower & edible plants for small gardens
Monday 7th March, 7-8pm
If you’re looking for a slamdunking introduction to forest gardening, or an excuse to begin creating your own wildlife, food forest garden, then this free workshop is for you.
There’s a 15 minute livestream on my YouTube channel, followed by a 40 minute Zoom workshop. The workshop is an opportunity for you to discuss your garden and your plans.
To get free tickets, sign up here, and please spread the word, thank you 🙂
Wednesday 2nd March, 10am GMT
Scented, wild flower & edible plants for a small garden
At swanky garden parties across the country, people often ask me, whilst awkwardly clasping canapés, “How do you manage to combine wildlife friendly plants with an ornamental aesthetic and a truly edible outcome?” 🍸
Well, on this livestream I will reveal my plant selection secrets 😲
Food forest gardens really are at the intersection of edible, ornamental and wildlife gardening. It really is possible to combine three traditionally separate endeavours. The key is to nail the structure early on, choose native plants where possible and look out for specific cultivars and crosses.
this livestream will contain
of plants and possibly a spreadsheet or two.
As always, there will be a Zoom meeting at the end of the livestream. Everybody welcome to muck in and talk forest gardens 🙂
Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis) a stunning native wild flower
Date: Wednesday 2nd March
Forest Garden Plant of the Moment
Timperley’s Early Rhubarb is a little bit early coming out in January! Rhubarb is a good fruit substitute for early on in the year and is easy to grow. Timperley’s Early is one of the earliest cultivars. It likes a moist, rich soil and a sunny spot. It pairs well with Ground Ivy as a ground cover here in damp West Wales .
February’s livestream: Food Forest Patterns
The video is up on my Nature Works YouTube channel.
He was really helpful, telling me that Desert Mint is a bit on the tender side, and that I would be better going for Japanese Mint and Moroccan Mint. He even persuaded me to invest in a Buddleia Mint, which has been bred for its flowers.
As well as a mail-order nursery, Mintopia achieved National Collection status last year. And from a forest garden perspective, Simon grows perennial edibles in his own garden!