Tree nursery – it’s a start!

Between 30,000 and 50,000 – that’s the number of trees Craig thinks we’ll need for the forest gardens according to the back of the envelope calculations he did the other day.

Our growing tree nursery

Our growing tree nursery

It’s a good job we’ve already made a start!

It is a real joy to see our little tree nursery grow. It is amazing just how fast the trees are growing.

I know I mentioned them on the last post, but I am really enjoying the Stone pines (pinus pinea). I love the way they catch and store water with their needles …

Pinus pinea catches and stores water

Pinus pinea catches and stores water

Gingko biloba germinating

Gingko biloba germinating

Now the Ginkgos (Ginkgo biloba) are starting to germinate and vie for my attention too…

Not to mention the Wych elms (Ulmus glabra) which have just the most brilliant leaves ever…

And the Hawthorn berries (Crataegus monogyna) and Beech nuts (Fagus sylvatica) we collected from our hedges last year … all good stuff.

Plenty to keep me busy.

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