Yesterday we attended a community planting workshop. Due to lockdown restrictions we were minus volunteers but. ...our show must go on as nature waits for noone.
Using permaculture design, we measured, drew a base map and surveyed the existing growth patterns of the emerging wildflowers, using these as our pattern to follow, to plant our medicinal and edible flowers in the orchard, helping to create a meadow.
We took care to not do too much damage, skimming the surface of the lawn of grass, to give the plants the best chance of making it. We then broadcast additional, wildflower seeds to add to the diversity.
Soapwort was planted alongside wild raspberries to start a small forest garden in one corner of the orchard.
We choose varieties of flowers to suit the nature and history of the design, such as gypsywort, marsh marigold and marsh woundwort. The orchard is in what used, to be a cottage hospital during the war.
Soapwort was used to wash hair with as soap was rationed. Marsh woundwort has edible tubers, very tasty!
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