This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay
Friday, 22 April 2011
Jobs for the Weekend
Over many years, Ireland has gone from 95% forest cover to 8.3% in Northern Ireland. The European average is 36%. Along with the decline in woodland is a decline in native plants and animals.
So I've decided to plant a mini forest in a wild area of the garden, approx 1/2 acre. It'll consist of mixed wildlife trees like birch, hazel, crab apple, hawthorn, rowan, ash and alder.
I've stuck my bare root plants into some moist wood mulch for a few days until I get them planted.