Rewilding your garden.

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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by Dilly » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:12 am

PatF wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:43 am
Does anyone remember Hard Working Hippy?
https://www.lafermedesourrou.com/
The links don't all work - go to albums then photostream.
Yes, I remember her, Pat. Very inspiring person.
I learnt about permaculture through her blog and have been trying to apply the principles on our 3000 m² plot for the last ten years :innocent:

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Post by Ally » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:18 am

Re nifty.

I think we've drifted into territoire des définitions énigmatiques.
I like the idea of a wild area but when I try it looks like a bad case of neglect.
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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by Nifty » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:18 am

Once bitten forever smitten.

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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by Ally » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:22 am

How many letters.
I remember HWH. I think she was a Scot married to a Francais. The two of them came across as very hard working.
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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by exile » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:58 am

After the Storm wrote:
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I prefer the idea more of a wild meadow around the house than just brambles and thistles :P as will Demon.
So actually you are not after a re-wilded garden. You are after a managed garden with some pleasant wild flowers.

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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by After the Storm » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:02 am

exile wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:58 am
After the Storm wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:33 am
I prefer the idea more of a wild meadow around the house than just brambles and thistles :P as will Demon.
So actually you are not after a re-wilded garden. You are after a managed garden with some pleasant wild flowers.
That’s harsh :P . A wild meadow is a beautiful thing and a good thing to have. There will still be plenty of brambles and giant thistles etc elsewhere but not at my front door.
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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by PatF » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:25 pm

ATS - I once bought a bag of wildflower seeds from the agricoop. But when I got home and read the instructions it said you have to clear the ground first of all bad weeds, then dig and rake over before sprinkling the seeds.
I think we spread them on a patch which wasn't too bad, after lifting potatoes, and a few of them came up.
Sorry for being negative - I'm sure you can do it, you're both younger than we were at the time.
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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by After the Storm » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:45 pm

We can clear the land around the house quite a bit and get rid of the weeds but the wooded area is going to have to keep the ones there unless over time we get on top of it (or borrow some goats) but there will be a lot snowdrops, crocuses etc planted...watch this space :D
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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by Joinfrance » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:12 am

Having helped to plant a wild garden, meadow flowers I think, II remember it came up great the first year, but after that one flower dominated. Sorry. It wasn’t a pretty one. I can’t remember what it was. Now it’s mostly rough grass and weeds...

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Re: Rewilding your garden.

Post by PatF » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:19 pm

I found this on BBC i player:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... episode-18
hope it works.

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