22 February 2021
The trees are growing so well now that pruning is getting easier. Obviously, with all the restrictions we weren't able to have our normal pruning party but Paul and his helper pruned all the trees one cold and misty morning.
A pleasing discovery was to see that the geocache box is still there. It was first discovered in the long grass when the wildflowers were being scythed. All of the crew added some treasure to the box and signed our names in the book.
|Geocache box in the orchard|
11 September 2020
10 September 2020
Why not make your own apple juice!
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9 September 2020
Did you see the wildflowers this summer? There were some lovely varieties and grew waist high. At the end of the summer we scythed the orchard using traditional wood Austrian scythes. A gang of volunteers took just two hours to mow it all and kept an eye out for the occasional toad and frog and even a very small vole.
15 August 2020
Have you started to notice the apples growing in gardens and old orchards in the village?
Yes, the season has kicked off with Beauty of Bath in Church Lane. Discovery is such a bright, almost fluorescent pink that it is the easiest to see over walls and hedges. Tydeman's Early Worcester is an acquired taste but Scrumptious is as good as it sounds.
Have a stroll through the village orchard soon. The trees are laden, so much so that some of them have branches that are touching the ground.
31 July 2020
The wildflowers beneath the trees were fabulous. Have a walk or have a picnic on the benches or play among the flowers and watch the fruit grow.