How to plant a forest

A few years ago the assistant gardeners and I had an obsession with growing things from pips and seeds. We started with acorns – planting them in compost and then waiting for them to grow.  That was back in 2000 so we called them the millennium oaks.  I’ve still got three of them.  Two are in pots in the front garden, now fourteen years old.  They make very nice container plants which keeps them fairly small.   I planted one out in the garden a couple of years ago though and it is shooting upwards, about eight feet tall now. … Continue reading How to plant a forest