Over the past six years, I've concentrated on getting the slow-growing tree layer into my edible forest garden as fast as possible. Sometimes this has meant having to reverse hasty decisions.We've planted over a dozen fruit trees and another dozen bushes, as well as a hedgerow. This year I'm about to finish covering every inch of soil with year-round herbs and ground cover, and it's time to think vertically.
Inspired by the hops growing at 57°N in our friends' garden, I took a cutting last autumn.
I'm hoping to train them over the roof of the sunroom and my husband is keen to make beer.
I love it when tools are beautiful.
Hop screw and twine erected over winter,
I just have to wait.