These usually hidden away lifeform is rarely discussed. We work with these magical beings all the time. They help us in our gardening, improve our health and fight diseases, maintain the soil structure, and do a thousand other wonders.Continue reading Magical Fungi
From late spring to autumn, our region is blessed with a bounty of fruits. Wild Fruits can be found all around. From road-sides to deep inside forests. Apart from these delicious wild fruits, we maintain a fruit orchard too. Every day, we harvest these fruits. Fresh from the farm to the plate!Continue reading Fruit Orchard at Maini’s Hill Cottages
We strongly believe in keeping the nature as it is. This is what Wilding / ReWilding the garden is all about. By letting nature take control of things, we now have a mini forest close to us. A heaven for various plants, insects, birds, and animals.
Do you really believe in the fallacy that man has been able to improve upon what nature has provided us with?
Have you seen how beautifully the fruit trees blossom in the spring season? This a sight to behold and treasure. No photographs can do justice to what can be seen in reality during the flowering time.
White Dutch Clover is a wonderful cover crop that we use in our orchard. Apart from making the ground look green and beautiful, it has its benefits. Ladybirds, which are also some of the most beautiful insects in nature also love to make these clover patches their homes. Various other insects also love these patches of white clover.
With the onset of winters, frost starts to set in. Every night, the temperature goes below zero and on the following mornings, nature shows itself in a wonderful way.Continue reading Frost
How pure is the air around our cottages? Is it really as clean as we expect it to be on the hills? This is how we know about it –