[permaculture] Grand Plants For A Future Spring Clean

Graham Burnett grahamburnett at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Mar 8 08:43:17 EST 2003


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>       1. The Grand Plants For A Future Spring Clean
>            From: Richard Morris <webmaster at pfaf.org>
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> Message: 1
>    Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 18:57:19 +0000
>    From: Richard Morris <webmaster at pfaf.org>
> Subject: The Grand Plants For A Future Spring Clean
>
> The Grand Plants For A Future Spring Clean
>
> Spring is here and more planning fun is just round the corner, so its
> time to give the Devon site a through spring clean and tidy. To help
> this process along we've organized a number of spring clean weeks in the
> coming months:
>
> Tues 1st April - Mon 6th April
> Fri 25th April - Wed 2nd May
> Fri 9th May    - Mon 19th May
>
> Those who have visited the site will know that there are a large number
> of old caravans, piles of hard-core and various tat on site. The weeks
> will centre around dismantling these and general cleaning and tidy of
> the site. Other activities will include constructing screening, building
> a new section of hedge and maintaining the beds. Addressing health and
> safety issues will also be a central part of the clean up. We also hope
> to have all the piles of concrete crushed and levelled to make our car
> park and driveway before the start of the first weekend.
>
> By the end of the period we hope to have the Blagdon site looking really
> tidy so that visitors will be able to concentrate on the demonstration
> gardens, woodlands and wildlife areas and better communicate the message
> of Plants For A Future.
>
> The nature of the work will be pretty physical and we hope to attract
> people who can get on with the job with little supervision. Communal
> vegan food will be prepared and there is plenty of space for camping and
> a little covered accommodation. If anyone has a good onsite vehicle or
> is skilled in driving JCB's they will be especially welcome. There will
> be ample time to learn about the work of Plants For A Future; explore
> the 84 acres of grassland and woodland; and relax and chat in the
> evenings.
>
> If you are interested in attending any of these weeks then please ring
> 01208 872 963 or 07813 067 250, email webmaster at pfaf.org or write to the
> above address.
>
> Working Weekends At The Field
>
> A number of weekends are planed at Plants For A Future's original site
> "The Field" in Cornwall. This is in a much more developed site and is
> well on its way to becoming a forest garden with good tree cover. The
> weekends will be on the 24-26th May, 7-8 June and 28-29 June. The
> weekend will feature many plant based activities, and give you a rare
> opportunity to see the site and enjoy the local countryside and tidal
> creek. There is camping accommodation, and very basic cooking
> facilities. For more information on these weekends please ring Addy on
> 01208 873 554.
>
> Plant Orders
>
> We have now established links with a couple of groups who can supply
> several of PFAF style plants. These are:
>
> Wildwood Nurseries
> Lower Manor Cottage
> Thornbury
> Holsworthy, Devon
> EX22 7DD
> Tel/Fax: 01409 261324 - Email: lorna at macace.co.uk
> Plants Available:
>
> Abutilon vitifolium - Indian mallow; Agrostemma githago - corncockle;
> Ajuga reptans - bugle; Alchemilla mollis - lady's mantle; Allium
> neopolitanum - daffodil garlic; Allium sativum - serpent garlic; Allium
> schoenoprasum - chives; Allium tuberosum - garlic chives; Allium ursinum
> - wild garlic, ransoms; Alnus glutinosa - alder; Amelanchier canadensis
> - Juneberry; Aquilegia vulgaris - granny's bonnet, columbine; Arctium
> lappa - burdock; Arum maculatum/italicum - lords and ladies, cuckoo
> pint*; Arundaria japonica (Bambusa metake) - bamboo ; Buddleia davidii -
> butterfly bush; Caltha palustris - marsh marigold; Campanula
> rotundifolia - harebell; Cardamine pratensis - lady's smock; Carex
> pendula - pendulous sedge*; Centaurea scabiosa - greater knapweed;
> Chamaemelum nobile - chamomile; Chrysanthemum parthenium - feverfew;
> Convallaria majalis - lily of the valley; Cornus sanguinea - dogwood;
> Crocosmia crocosmiiflora - monbretia; Digitalis purpurea - foxglove;
> Dipsacus fullonum - teasel; Dryopteris felix-mas - male fern ; Echium
> vulgare - viper's bugloss; Euphorbia amygloides - wood spurge; Fagopyrum
> dibotrys - perennial buckwheat; Fagus sylvatica - common beech; Fraxinus
> excelsior - common ash; Filipendula ulmaria - meadowsweet; Galium
> odoratum - woodruff; Geum rivale - water avens; Hebe scrophulariaceae -
> hebe midsummer beauty ; Hedera helix spec. - ivy (golden, common);
> Helleborus argutifolius - Corsican hellebore; Helleborus orientalis -
> Hellebore 'Snowden'; Hemerocallis fulva - day lily; Horseradish; Humulus
> lupulus - golden hop; Hyacinthoides non-scriptus - bluebells*; Hyoericum
> spec. - St John's Wort*; Hyoericum androsaenum - tutsan*; Ilex
> aquifoliaceae - common holly; Iris pseudacorus - yellow flag iris*;
> Leycesteria - Himalayan honeysuckle, pheasant's berry; Lonicera
> periclymenum - honeysuckle; Lunaria biennis - honesty; Lysimachia
> vulgaris - yellow loosestrife; Lythrum salicaria - purple loosestrife;
> Malvus sylvestris - marsh mallow; Melissa officinalis - lemon balm;
> Mentha citrata - eau de Cologne mint ; Mentha spec. - Ginger mint ;
> Monarda labiatae - bergamot; Nigella damascena - love in a mist;
> Onethera biennis - evening primrose; Oreganum vulgare - oregano;
> Peltaria alliacea - garlic cress; Phylitis scolopendrium - hart's tongue
> fern; Polemonium caeruleum - Jacob's ladder; Polygonum bistorta -
> bistort; Polygonatum multiflorum - Solomon's seal; Prunella vulgaris -
> self-heal; Rosa pimpinellifolia - Burnet rose, wild rose; Rosa rugosa -
> Ramanas rose; Rosmarinunus officinalis - rosemary; Rumex acetosa -
> French sorrel ; Salix daphnoides - violet willow; Salix 'Bowles Hybrid'
> - biomass willow; Salix satsika - twisted willow; Salix viminalis -
> osier; Sambucus niger spec. - Black elder; Sanguisorba minor - salad
> burnet; Saponaria officinalis - soapwort; Scrophularia nodosa -
> figwort*; Silene dioica - red campion; Symphytum officinale - comfrey;
> Ulex europaeus - gorse; Vinca minor - periwinkle; Viola odorata - sweet
> violet.
>
> And
> Forever Trees Nursery
> Denbury Road
> Ipplepen
> TQ12 5TR
> Tel: 01803 814098
> Plants Available:
> Hazel Standard and Giant Nuts, English Walnut, Beach, Holm Oak, Pinus
> Cemdra, Carella Pine.
>
> If you would like to help supply Plants For A Future style plants then
> please get in touch.
>
> East London Herbal Medicine Garden
>
> We've been working with The Agroforestry Research trust to supply plants
> for an important new project the East London Herbal Medicine Garden.
> Beacontree Organic Growers and several local groups are working to
> re-established an internationally important collection of over 2,000
> medicinal herbs from Bucksteep Manor, East Sussex in a new site. The
> collection was built up over the past 25 years by Hein and Annette
> Zeylstra, with their students at the College of Phytotherapy, the UK's
> leading educational institution for herbal medicine. Plants for a Future
> are to contribute part of their collection of 1,000 species of edible
> plants for the Forest Garden plot. The project will be launched on 20
> March 2003 at Hanault Forest Country Park, Romford Road, Chigwell IG7
> 4QN. For more info please contact barry at bog1.freeserve.co.uk, Becontree
> Organic Growers, Three Trees, 44 Gale Street, Becontree, Dagenham,
> Essex, RM9 4NH Tel: 020 8592 8941.
>
> Well that's all for now. As ever we still need people (no one is now
> working full time at Blagdon and there are only 1.5 at the Field), money
> (joining as a friend would be a great way to help) and lots of help in
> all manner of things.
>
> ttfn
>                         Rich
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