Maintenance Day and Picnic

A rain-free morning enabled a variety of work to take place at the orchard. Thank you to everyone involved in the removal of ragwort, a vast quantity was pulled up and taken away. Children enjoyed planting out wildflowers that had been sown at the bird-ringing event earlier in the year. The opportunity was also taken to weed around the trees, spray the trees with garlic solution and mow the paths. Finally we were able to mark out the positioning of the trees to be planted early 2015. A good morning’s work left the orchard looking in fine condition.