Spring is well and truly here

View from our "office"

View from our "office"

The swallows arrived weeks ago and are happily twittering as they swoop over the fields catching insects to feed to their young. They are a mesmerising distraction from our real work – planting.

We’ve been sowing up literally thousands of different tree seeds; many different types of betula sp. and alnus sp. along with other nitrogren-fixing trees like lupinus arboresus and caragana arborescens, and some crazy experiments just to see what happens like pinus pinea (although perhaps with climate change not so crazy?).

Stone Pine (pinus pinea) germinating

Stone Pine (pinus pinea) germinating

To my great surprise and delight many of the seeds are starting to germinate already. So along with all the sowing we have been pricking out and potting on too. With any luck we will be ready to plant a lot of these young trees this autumn.

Thankfully we have had some glorious weather (in between the rain showers) and I have a (face and hands – it’s not that warm yet!) suntan already! One thing is for sure, I LOVE planting trees 🙂

Wwoofer’s caravan is ready

Inside the Wwoofer's caravan

Inside the Wwoofer's caravan

Here, to schedule, we present …. the Wwoofer’s Caravan! A private space for our wwoofer’s to enjoy during their stay at the Forest Garden.

It has a retro feel, with glamorous seating that turns into a generous double bed, plenty of storage space and is clean and dry! Far better than the other option we were considering …. by the way if anyone does still want to renovate that caravan, we are still interested …

If you would like to Wwoof here in beautiful south wales, please contact us.