Building a Kitchen Courtyard Herb Garden in a Small Space in Scotland (Part 1)

Where Did it Start? This area was pretty much open when we moved in in the February 2019. The trees that were a loose hedge were bare opening up onto a huge field. You can read about this area in this blog Making Every Bit Of Space Usable. Building A Long Planter Raised Bed WeContinue reading “Building a Kitchen Courtyard Herb Garden in a Small Space in Scotland (Part 1)”

Making Every Bit Of Space Usable. Building A Long Planter Raised Bed

Where Did We Start From? This side is where the sun sets at night, it takes a while for the sun to reach this area in the day, but when it does, the sun reflects off the white shell wall (which is stunning up close) and gives the plants that extra much needed sun. ThereContinue reading “Making Every Bit Of Space Usable. Building A Long Planter Raised Bed”

Building a Mini Food Forest in a Small Area. Ours is On A Fence (Year 1)

What Did We Do? When we moved in, this area had conifers that covered half way across the garage, that were taller than the bungalow next door and were cut back so much on neighbours side they had browning leaves at the bottom. How Did We Do It? We decided to have them removed andContinue reading “Building a Mini Food Forest in a Small Area. Ours is On A Fence (Year 1)”

Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1)

See Previous Post Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? When and Where Did We Plant? After building and planting in the fruit cage in July 2019 the design plan was to carry the fruit trees across the back. Not being able to cage the whole 30m area across we used theseContinue reading “Building a Food Forest in Scotland. Starting with the Tree Layer (Year 1)”

Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? (Year 1 & 2)

There are 7 Layers of a Food Forest Tall Tree or Canopy Layer Sub-Canopy or Large Shrub Layer Shrub Layer Herbaceous Layer Ground Cover Layer Underground Layer Climber, Vine or Vertical Layer Bonus Layers 8. Aqua/Wetland Layer (Bonus) 9. Mycelial or Fungal Layer (Bonus) What is a Food Forest? Food Forest sometimes called Forest gardeningContinue reading “Starting to Build a Food Forest, Where Did We Start? (Year 1 & 2)”

A Little About Us and Where The Food Forest Has Started From

Katrina & Peter and their children are a Vegan living family of 5 in East Ayrshire, Scotland. 3 children aged 11-14. Their eldest Clayton who is Autistic and Non verbal is Home Educated by Katrina and has developed a keen interest and eye for the garden and is most happiest when planting seeds, potting upContinue reading “A Little About Us and Where The Food Forest Has Started From”