He had collected scions from around the village as well as some from a friend in Wolvercote so we had a choice of about 20 different varieties.
Paul showed us three different techniques; one that would be carried out in the summer and two which would be done only in the winter when there was no sap in the scions (twigs).
Contributing £5 per tree we collected £40 for the orchard. We chose Lemon Pippin, Joybells, Chisel Jersey, D'Arcy Spice and Ribston Pippin
|Richard Dudley splicing with the lethal knife|
|Paul explaining the rootstock and the scions|
|Still doing the tricky bit|