7.1b Design of functionality beds, observations

30.09.2015

Today Lou and I did some more observation. We also observed some of the barrieres, identified some patterns (from the Design Web) and got ideas for solutions (also Design Web, but maybe the beginning of the evaluation part of OBREDIMET before the actual design phase starts.

Bed 2A and 2B, both Serve Yourself beds.

functionaltybed_2ABed 2A seen from the northern end, photo taken 29.09.2015

St. Johns wort
sclarea
curryplant
hawthorn
variety of mints
lavender
vejbred
comfrey
pibeløg/etageløg
giftstaude  (skal UD)
romersk bertram – skal flyttes til middelalderhaven, hvis den ellers er flerårig)
catnip

functionaltybed_2BBed 2B seen from the southern end, photo taken 29.09.2015

perikum
sar
1-årig bed, tomato – well mulched
melissa
lavender
small mint
oregano
St Johns wort
rucola
salvia
timian
vejbred
lakrids tagetes
several mints
stikkelbær busk

Several large stones in the bed for better microclimate

Next beds: TAPAS beds.
The overall function of the TAPAS beds is that you can pick and eat the plants from these beds directly. That plants can be used instantly and fresh in salads, pestos, smoothies, herb salt – but can also be used in cooked dishes like pies, bread, soup, stuffing, stews and the likes.
The TAPAS bed is serving the various course activities in the garden and in the Fejø Retreat LAND Center.

functionalitybeds_3ABed 3A from the southern side, photo taken 29.09.2015

melissa
oregano
perikum
sea buckthorn (is to be moved)
willow (gives læ and shadow and is an ammetræ)
pomerans høgeurt
dueurt
apple mint
timian
rød vejbred
kartebolle
gulblomstret ikke-helbredende plante
malva
sar
agermåne

functionalitybeds_3BBed 3B from the southern end, photo taken 29.09.2015

many small salvia
kvan (small plant)
lægebaldrian
hjortetrøst
vejbred, lancetbladet
tallerkensmækker
torskemund
purløg
hjulkrone
kinesisk purløg
sclarea
paradisæble
kløver
oregano
febernellikerod
kl 8 blomst
rødkløver
gråbynke
ask, lille selvsået
bjergmynte
røllike

1 large stone

On an overall level we observed that
– SOIL:
The soil is in general very dry and hard (heavy clay soil). The colour is light, not dark as when there is a lot of humus and the topsoil is more mouldy. The soil is even dryer and harder the more it faces south. We cam also observe that the beds that have beeb thorougly mulched for several seasons have a much better “soil health”. It is hard to see if there ar nutrients enough or whether the Ph of the soil is right, either too sour or too basic.
–  WIND
We have a lot of wind from the south and the east and we are pretty unprotected from these winds
The western wind is bending the trees
–  PLANTING TIME
The time available for planting/replanting is short. In the autumn there is a period of 3 – 4 weeks from the plants “sleep” and till the soil is too wet and heavy. In the springtime the soil is ready around mid april and the heat some quickly so there is only about 3 weeks, that are really good for moving plants.
– PATHS
The paths are partly overgrown. They must be thoroughly weeded and straightened with new barrier material.
– BED EDGES
The material needs renewal and the beds must be remeasured and the straight lines drawn anew.
From the lawns the grass seems to be wandering into the beds. WE need to think of some kind of protection, it could be maybe comfreys.

There is in general a lot of grey berries, we do not want them in the beds. There is not many thistles, kvikgræs, dandelions or this kind of wild plants.

There are quire a few self sewn ashes. We must watch them that they do not overgrow everything.

The rød vejbred is not thriving. Last year it was attacked by skimmel.

There are many late flowerings

DESIGN: Do the taller plants towards the north

IDEAS
Opium poppies in clusters

PATTERN
More or less the whole garden is established by spontaneous impulsivity. We have not had the basic knowledge about the soil, the wind, the plants. The garden give a premature impression and has a lack of being well and thoroughly designed.

YIELDS
There is a lot of yield from the garden already, plants for give away, loads of seeds, plants for pestos every day, plants to be dries for teas, soaked in oils for cream and in alcohol for tinctures.
Birds and hedgehogs live in the brushwood fence and a family of pheasants are thriving in the southern beds of the middle age beds.

More TAPS beds are 4A and 4B

functionalitybeds_4ABed 4A taken from the southern end, photo from 29.09.2015

Observation af planter, opregnet fra sydsiden:

vejbred
oregano
burrerod
lægebaldrian
kvan
timian
sødskærm
sukkelent bunddække – skal flyttes, de vil være gode ved alle stenene ved vandtrappen
lækre løgporrer/hvidløgssmag
æblemynte
estragon
rødstrenget syre
rundbladet havesyre
el
gul kløver
malva
bunddække – fjernes, undersøge navnet

Mod nord er der en smule skygge, et godt sted for spansk kørvel, citronmelisse, purløg, persille

Syd for elletræet vil det være velegenet med bærbuske, fx solbær og ribs

functionalitybeds_4BBed 4B taken from the southern end, photo from 29.09.2015

Planter opregnet fra nordsiden, det er stadig et TAPAS bed:
generel iagttagelse: trædebregnerne fra den brede hovedsti vandrer ind i bedene

Her indsættes foto af tegning af registrering af planterne

skovjordbær – vandrer ud fra bedet, en abundace/yield, idet planterne der formerer sig kan anvendes andre steder
timian
Skt Hans urt
masser af gråbær/korbær, skal fjernes
torskemund
Jomfru Marias sengehalm, skal fjernes
sommerblomster
rejnfan
vejbred
perikum
røllike (dårlig stand)
nigella
agermåne
lille asketræ

TE bede, nr 5A og 5B

functionalitybeds_5ABed nr 5A, TE bed, set fra sydsiden, photo taken 29.09.2015

Her indsættes tegning af bed 5A

Hamp og kløver (hampen er selvsået) i vinduesrammen
mange snerler
græskar
tomater
oregano
plantago
jakobsstige (flyttes til middelalderbed)
fennikel

Bed nr. 5B
functionalitybeds_5BBed nr 5B, TE bed, photo taken from the south 29.09.2015

Here is a photo of the drawing of the bed

General observation: the grass is wandering into the bed – maybe we can construct some kind of barrier

skovjordbær
drue (skal flyttes)
korbær – fjernes
open space, maybe for annuals?
ash tree
storkenæb
amp
græskar
gederams
æblemynte
sommerblomster
oregano
gyldenris
jomfru marias sengehalm
jordskokker
asketræ

SNAPS bede, nr 6 A og 6B

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