Over 20 volunteers turned out on the last Sunday of March to complete the annual pruning of the orchard .
A good maintenance session. One group busied themselves tying down the branches of trees. This will encourage a good shape as they grow this summer and in year’s to come. The other group fitted the first of our super-tough ground mats under one of the benches. We’re going to put these under the benches and […]
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 […]
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.