Planting nitrogen fixing shrubs to build fertility into an orchard system
Mulch has become something of a mantra for us at The Orchard Project. That’s because it is such a simple action that yields multiple benefits. Once you’ve read this, you’ll understand why we bang on about it so much.
Orchards are unique and special habitats, providing homes for a wide variety of wildlife.
Last winter we planted 34 trees to celebrate the achievements of the Team GB Paralympic athletes. This is the story behind the new orchard. The Background The 2012 Paralympic and Olympic games showed the world that these islands are great at parties. It all opened with the country dancing and village fayre of Danny Boyle’s […]
If you have been walking around cities this spring, your eyes have been in for an ocular delight. This year has been one of the most magnificent for fruit blossom in a very long time. Some fruit experts believe these have been the best blossoms for 5 years. Fruit blossoms seem to be the biggest, […]
This winter we planted three trees with a remarkable history within the new orchard at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, read on to find out more…
There can be few simpler tipples to make. The beauty of cider is that it’s so natural.
This is part two of our blog about our trip to Russia – made in the spirit of friendship between people interested in orchards. See here for part one. ‘The Kolomna festival of Apples and Literature’ about how Kath, Ken, Russell, Stephanie and I taught Russian children how to bob for apples and learned about […]
I recently spent five sunny days at one of my favourite places: Ragmans Farm. I’d arranged to come and help with their annual spraying regime as the spraying regime at Ragmans isn’t your usual one.