Coming up in the orchard
Winter pruning workshop – Sat 10th Feb 9.30-11.30am
Winter is the time to prune apples and pears. The aim is to encourage a nicely shaped tree which will give a good number of healthy fruit in the future. Come along and learn how to prune effectively.
Wear suitable footwear (it can be muddy). Secateurs will be provided or if you have them, bring your own.
Willow harvest and sculpture – Wednesday 21st Feb 10am onwards
Join us to harvest our willows and use them to continue making our willow sculpture in Ash Field supervised by our local artist. Cutting our 17 different varieties of willow is quite a task so any help would be greatly appreciated. Willow is such an amazing material with its wonderful range of coloured stems and last year we extended the plantation with more cuttings so that we now have approximately 200 plants!. These are great for making sculptures, fedges (a cross between a hedge and a fence) and all manner of other structures.
Wear old clothes, suitable footwear and bring loppers and secateurs if you have them. Lunch and hot drinks will be provided so please let us know if you plan to come so we have an idea of numbers.
If you would like to come and help us with tasks in the orchard please go to our Volunteer page for details.
Some of our apples this year

Blackthorn in flower

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