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 […]
Orchards bring beauty and create connections away from the mass media and mass agricultural policy. So when we tell you about our trip to Kolomna – a small city near Moscow – we hope you understand that this was all about making links in the spirit of friendship and peace.
Over the last two years we have been lucky enough to learn from two orchard experts the arts of Summer Pruning. Jim Arbury at RHS Wisley let us try our secateurs on their magnificent trained pears last year and this past week, Bob Lever ran a workshop for us at Fryent Country Park in Brent.
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.
We celebrated our fifth birthday party at City Hall with a big announcement. The evening was filled with talks, stories, singing and folklore.
This is an instructional blog about how our partner community groups can reduce their tree guard height, allowing the fruit trees to spread their limbs nice and wide for good shape.
While planting I noticed the lovely wicker structure and heard about their plans for a polytunnel. When I returned for a follow up visit the trees were in great condition but the wicker structure was gone and there was no sign of a polytunnel.