Bracken

Bracken

“Bracken has long been used as packing and padding – it was used as bedding for cattle and a cushioning for breakables during transporting. Now it is used to make bracken mulch for bulking out and aerating garden soil.

 

Bracken can be found almost anywhere that is uncultivated in and around the New Forest from May until September. Over the winter the dead leaves often cover the ground where it grows.”

— newforestnpa.gov.uk