Round the garden in 80 days #42

At the beginning of January, I started a post entitled What’s in a tree? after reading the following article:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/when-tree-planting-goes-wrong

This post went in Drafts and might never have been seen again, had I not today come across this article:

https://ww3.rics.org/uk/en/journals/land-journal/opinion–rewilding-can-benefit-landowners.html

Now, I love trees and I have plenty of my own. I doubt what I am planting or allowing to self-seed is harming the environment, not least because on such thin soil trees are probably one of the best options. On the other hand, it is doubtful whether I could go the whole hog (no pun intended) and rewild this tiny plot of land. There might be issues if I couldn’t reach my bins because of the brambles.

Talking of which, this is something I do need to deal with. Some were cut down in the front garden when I did a clear out at the weekend. The ones in the back are still to be tackled.

With two and a half weeks’ holiday ahead of me, there is no excuse for me not to cut them down, even though one of the plants is in a somewhat awkward place.

I’ll to crawl under an apple tree to get at this bramble.

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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2 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #42

  1. Going Batty in Wales says:

    There are places which could and should be allowed to go wild and others where it is not such a good idea – I like to be able to find my veg without having to get too wet and muddy! Good luck with those brambles – persistent little beggars!

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