New Community Orchard at Green Lane Recreation Ground.
Earlier this year a group of us met with the council to discuss a site for a new community orchard. Of two sites - we have chosen one far removed from underground pipework - and offering some welcome shading to help conserve water - an important consideration for new trees in our changing climate.
In the summer, we measured up the 180 square metre plot at Green Lane Recreation Ground.....
The next event will be an orchard training day in November where we hone pruning an grafting skills before a final planting date a month later.
Short video explanation of pollination and grafting
Radio 4 Food programme on cider apples
This is an episode of the food programme Entitled The ‘C’ word this radio 4 programme is about cider apples and an amazing array of names and properties.
our choice so far:
'Merton Glory' cherry
'Pitmaston pineapple' apple
'Tremlex bitter' cider apple