Nettles for trees

An event is happening tomorrow which I dearly wish I could go to: The Tree Conference 2018, in Frome, Somerset. However, I’ve found out too late and it’s too far away.

Still, it is good to know about these things. And while I wait for a book mentioned on the website linked above to arrive from the library (about wilding a family farm), I have been tinkering around to prepare for this winter’s trees.

I made sure to pick the nettle’s leaves (for soup) before I dug the plant out the ground

but sadly it needed to go as part of the ground preparations. For one thing, I thought I needed to unearth a hugel bed behind it in order to pull out plasticised cardboard. Except there was none.

On the other hand, it would be hard to plant the Scrumptious apple tree where I plan to unless the nettles moved on. And I’m sure I’ll get some more before long.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to Nettles for trees

  1. Let’s hope the new nettles alight in a friendly spot

  2. Hope you didn’t get stung in the process …

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