I first saw My Wildlife Allotment on BBC Gardeners World a couple of years ago, and was impressed then with the visual richness of the allotment. Then a couple of days ago, Nadine posted a lovely photo of a Cornus mas in flower, and I realised that it needs a pollinating partner (why didn’t I check this when planting the solitary specimen?!).
And then I realised that Wildlife Allotment is exactly what I am calling the community forest garden project, as it’s based around individual plots, surrounded with a community orcchard and native plants and wild flowers, with an incentive to use perennial vegetables.
Nadine is way more of a plantsperson than me, she has an amazing looking blog on Hardy Plant Society which I’ve started reading. Loads of ornamentals and non-natives that aren’t really my thing but starting out with wildlife and habitat as the basis.