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.