Category Archives: Permaculture

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Yesterday we ran our second Apple Tree Grafting Workshop. The day started off with Phil looking at the reasons we choose to graft apple trees onto different root stocks. He went on to look at the principles of grafting, including … Continue reading

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Establishing Yellow Rattle, Rhinanthus minor

Spring is well underway, the grass is growing and the Yellow Rattle Rhinanthus minor is germinating in the hay meadows. It is also germinating in profusion in many of the areas that we mulched with grass and hay from Cae … Continue reading

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Making our own Laburnum fence posts

We are gradually working towards using hedges as the stock proof boundaries of the Trust’s fields, both through an ongoing programme of laying and restoring existing hedges and by planting new ones. While this work is in progress we need … Continue reading

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February Workday – Ram Pump Preperations

The February Workday was dedicated to carrying out some preparation work ahead of installation of a Ram Pump from a spring on the Trust land to pump water to the top of the farm. Ram pumps are ingenious devices that … Continue reading

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Bare Root Apple Trees for Sale

Following on from last years grafting course at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust, we have a small number of bare root apple trees for sale. All are on MM106 semi-vigorous rootstock and are varieties that have been selected to grow … Continue reading

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Coppicing Laburnum on a Volunteer Workday

The laburnum stools we are coppicing. A volunteer using the felling axe. Eight of us gathered on Sunday 13th October for our Volunteer Workday. The main task of the day was to begin coppicing some Laburnums. All of the work … Continue reading

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Flowery Spring Salad

Spring salad from the garden at Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust This picture shows freshly harvested spring salad from the garden at the Trust. It contains several varieties of lettuce, red veined sorrel, baby chard leaves and endive, which can just … Continue reading

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