1st July 2017 – Thanks to the RSPB, Hedgehog Gardens and the Wildlife Trust for this opportunity to find out about local wildlife. The RSPB were ringing birds and monitoring the health of local species. Hedgehog Gardens provided advice on what you can do to help hedgehogs in your garden. And the bonus of cooked […]
Preparing beds for planting wildflowers. The Brownies have grown wildflowers from seed and will be planting the young plants soon.
Planting a mini-orchard at Histon and Impington Junior School. In April 2016 we grafted scions taken from the Community Orchard, grew them on and then planted 5 trees at the Junior School. The trees, all apples, are: Lady Hollendale – eating apple, from Wisbech Murfitt’s Seedling – cooking apple, from Cottenham Chivers Delight – eating […]
4th March 2017 – Wassailling at the orchard, waking the trees, looking forward to a wonderful summer and a bountiful harvest
Planting wildflowers – grown by children from Histon and Impington Junior School, planted into beds dug by GE Energy. We planted 7 beds in total, and this will increase the diversity of flower species in the orchard.
A beautiful August afternoon at the Histon and Impington Community Orchard, and lots achieved at the maintenance session. Trees watered and sprayed with organic Aston tree wash. Tree information signs put up. Paths mown. And ragwort removed. Lots of ragwort removed. Thanks to all who came along.
Children from Histon and Impington Junior School have been working on a project to design and build bug hotels.