Friends of Dalby Forest

Volunteering in the Great Yorkshire Forest

The Snowy Forest Garden

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Thank you to hardy souls who turned out for a snowy, cold morning in the forest garden! The forest garden was originally planted in 2010 and is a layered structure of productive plants under a woodland canopy. The plants are all “useful” be they for medicinal, edible, construction or other ( eg pigment) purposes. We’ve been tending the garden in fits and starts for the last few years but felt it was time to really get to know the garden now that it is more established.

This morning we spent the time labelling plants and cutting back some of the lower structure plants like the creeping brambles which were swamping the herbs. We have a few more tasks to do like move some of the apple trees but only when the weather improves, and so will be at the garden again for next month’s worktask.

 

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