Planting the first apple trees in the orchard, November 2011.
In spite of the rain, the "hardy perennials" showed up at the garden to help plant the future orchard with the University Grounds
Team headed by Phil Coles. Committee Secretary Adrian Berryman was also at hand to give a few pointers to our student volunteers. We were also lucky enough to have a Federica Pacifico video the event!
It was a very wet and tiring day but well worth the effort.The group planted traditional fruit trees sourced locally. These are Apple English Codlin, Apple Plympton Pippin,Apple Poltimore Seedling, Apple Upton Pine, Pear Baronne de Mello, Pear Conference, Plum Dittisham (Ploughman) and Plum Victoria (Willis Clone).
One hundred hazel, oak, blackthorn, rowan and hawthorn trees were planted as the first stage of hedge that will be of great benefit to wildlife around the Community Garden field. Loads of daffodil bulbs were also put in on the bank to add some colour next spring.