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.
St. Johns wort
variety of mints
giftstaude (skal UD)
romersk bertram – skal flyttes til middelalderhaven, hvis den ellers er flerårig)
1-årig bed, tomato – well mulched
St Johns wort
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.
sea buckthorn (is to be moved)
willow (gives læ and shadow and is an ammetræ)
gulblomstret ikke-helbredende plante
many small salvia
kvan (small plant)
kl 8 blomst
ask, lille selvsået
1 large stone
On an overall level we observed that
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.
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.
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
Opium poppies in clusters
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.
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
Observation af planter, opregnet fra sydsiden:
sukkelent bunddække – skal flyttes, de vil være gode ved alle stenene ved vandtrappen
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
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
Skt Hans urt
masser af gråbær/korbær, skal fjernes
Jomfru Marias sengehalm, skal fjernes
røllike (dårlig stand)
TE bede, nr 5A og 5B
Her indsættes tegning af bed 5A
Hamp og kløver (hampen er selvsået) i vinduesrammen
jakobsstige (flyttes til middelalderbed)
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
drue (skal flyttes)
korbær – fjernes
open space, maybe for annuals?
jomfru marias sengehalm
SNAPS bede, nr 6 A og 6B