One of the principles of permaculture is stacking – three dimensional planting. So this means that are going to use fruit trees as the basis of our design., In between the trees, we plan to plant fruit bushes in between the fruit trees – ultimately they want to be sited at the drip line of the fruit tree canopy and below that we will plant a range of perennial vegetable and mulch crops – chard, comfrey, sweet potatoes etc.
Despite the snow here, the couriers have been doing us proud and we have been shipping to most places mostly ok.
However we’ve decided that we can’t commit to delivering before Christmas for orders placed after Monday – so that’s the last day – 21st December aka the Winter Solstice.
The main task for this weekend has got to be sitting down with the seed catalogues and planning next year’s layout for the garden. Apart from all that final tidying up, staking tall plants, last minute pruning and sharpening up and cleaning the tools ready for the spring campaign.