Monthly Archives: August 2018

New nursery site

We have now bought 6.5 acres of south facing pasture land on which we will move the nursery to over the next few years. These photos were taken this June in the middle of the dry spell we had. It has now greened up nicely since the rains. Plans for the new site include obtaining […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 27th August 2018, under Uncategorised


Certificate on Community Orcharding

The Orchard Project have been running a certified course in community orcharding over the last two years. I’ve been teaching the summer pruning and grafting part. Saturday’s session at Audley End was the fourth course and this time the summer pruning was brilliantly taught by Gemma Sturges. The photos show espaliers being pruned by students […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 27th August 2018, under Uncategorised


Ramial Chipped Wood

We’re using willow wood chip as a mulch for the nursery and orchard. The willow is growing in a corner of the nursery, split into two sections and coppiced on a two year cycle. This ensures we get fresh chip every year and there is also lots of flowers every spring as an early source […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 13th August 2018, under Uncategorised