just to let you all know progress is continuing with the urban orchard expansion plan :O)
The first 6 tree grafts were planted in at an appropriately jaunty angle along the south fence of leaf street. The canes are there to help guide the growth ( by loose tying) The angle is a compromise between growth and fruiting – restricting one and promoting the other – so the whole stem becomes a fruiting branch.
More prep work has happened along clarendon street – if you can spot the nicely spaced canes along any fences they represent where more apple trees will go.
I’ve been continuing along prepping up the next beds… ripping out nettle roots and baby ash trees – my favourite!
so anyone who wants to join in meet 1pm till 4 Saturday 26th and we’ll see how many more we can get stuck in with!
spread the word/muck