7 years of permaculture progress

7 years of permaculture progress

Details  A serious amount of improvements resulting from considerable effort. Learnt a lot along the way.Date  November 05, 2016Tags    progress 
6 year old silver wattle

6 year old silver wattle

Details  This tree has put on exceptional growth. It will be coppiced for firewood,Date  November 04, 2016Tags    progress 
Cacti

Cacti

Details  It's spring, we've had some rain followed by sun and the gardens have burst forth in bud, leaf, flower and young fruit.Date  October 19, 2016Tags    october  2016 
3 years of progress

3 years of progress

This is an area we refer to as the top swale. It receives most of the rain water of the roof of the house.June 13, 2016
6 years of progress

6 years of progress

Work on this area didn't really begin until quite recently due to wind exposure and the need for shelter trees...June 13, 2016
Batch tree planting 2013

Batch tree planting 2013

Details  It's tree planting time again and as in previous years, we have once again received an order of 130 trees and shrubs. Carefully selected to fill specific niches, these plants will, as they mature, flesh out the natural forest we are attempting to coax into existence.
3 types of flowering native broom handle strong winds and dry soils while fixing nitorgen in the soil and providing a valuable nectar source for bees and other insects and birds.
Hazels, butter nuts, and several berry shrubs will feed us and the wildlife as well as adding an asthetic and natural mixing of scale in the forest.
Date  September 06, 2013Tags     
Tomatoes in September

Tomatoes in September

Details  Ok, so it's only one tomato right now but there are more coming. One of the many end of season tomatoes that was composted into the glasshouse beds during construction is off to a fine start.Date  September 02, 2013Tags    tomato  spring  glasshouse