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Fruiting Season

The trees are bulging with fruit. We’re enjoying Discovery apples and Beth pears at the moment…

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Posted by Tom Adams on 10th September 2019, under Orchards


End of season

We’re nearing the end of the planting season and I have very limited stock left. If you want to order trees it’s best to get in touch.   . The field in the picture is the new nursery site. We’ve got 3,500 rootstocks to plant in the next three weeks!

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Posted by Tom Adams on 16th March 2019, under Uncategorised


Organic tree nursery

The nursery is now officially in conversion to organic status. Here’s something I’ve written about plans for the new site. It’s unfinished but nearly there.. I run a one acre fruit tree nursery on the North Wales/North Shropshire border. It is not registered organic but I closely follow organic standards, using no synthetic pesticides or […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 29th January 2019, under Uncategorised


Nursery film

I was struggling to take good photos that encapsulated the range of different trees, plants and wildlife in the nursery so I made this short film with my friend Vera Vanheeringan. She also wrote and played the music.

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Posted by Tom Adams on 2nd January 2019, under Uncategorised


Planting season

tinified (6) We’ve started lifting trees now they are dormant. Once they are dug out of the ground they are ‘heeld in’ to a bed with very light soil where they can be easily lifted as they are ordered.

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Posted by Tom Adams on 27th November 2018, under Orchards


Lost Shropshire apples

Take a look at our collection of rare borderland apple varieties.

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Posted by Tom Adams on 10th November 2018, under Uncategorised


Chip budding

I’ve just removed the grafting tape off grafts I did in June. Here’s a nicely taken chip bud with the bud looking healthy…

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Posted by Tom Adams on 10th September 2018, under Uncategorised


Brown rot

Even a barrow full of rotten apples looks good…

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Posted by Tom Adams on 7th September 2018, under Uncategorised


Summer pruning

Just pruned this ‘Meridian ‘ espalier

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Posted by Tom Adams on 5th September 2018, under Uncategorised


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