A Sunny Day in the Orchard/ Forest Garden | Adventures in Going and Growing

APRIL 5, 2015 ~ IGOANDGROW

We have had a lovely day in the orchard/ future forest garden. This morning we woke up to warm temperatures, hazy sunshine and this visitor on our bird feeder:

Woodpecker. We have heard it for weeks but this is the first time we have seen it visiting the feeder.

I spent some time building up nutrients on the lasagne bed. While I was doing that I picked some cleavers (which I know by the rather amusing name ‘stickywilly’) that arrived with my compost from the allotment. When it is young and tender it can be used as a spring green which you can cook like spinach – a little bonus harvest from something that most people just view as an annoying weed.

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