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Apple Day 2019

A great day for the whole family, where you can sample a wide range of local apples. Come and help make apple juice, buy a bottle to take home. It tastes beautiful and freezes well. Taste different varieties of apples …

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Orchard 2018

The trees grew well in 2018, despite the terrible drought. We were disappointed, however, with the low level of fruit produced even though there was plenty of blossom. Having sought advice from the “experts” we have planted five new crab …

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Meadow 2018

The wildflower meadow is still going strong, providing an important habitat for our ever diminishing insect population at a time when Britain’s wildflower habitats are rapidly vanishing. Our meadow supports many beautiful butterflies and moths, not to mention bees and …

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Pond 2018

The pond survived the drought thanks to the very high rainfall levels at the start of 2018, but it sank to an all-time low and in early Spring 2019 it has a long way to go before it is full. …

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Produce Stalls

In June and August, many Allotmenteers contributed produce, preserves, flowers and  even elderflower Champagnes, raising village awareness of what we are all about, not to mention healthy funds for improving our Allotments!

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Pond 2017

The pond margins are now fully established. Although a large flock of about 30 ducks caused great disturbance of the mud early in the year, they seem to have moved on for now, possibly encouraged by the fox? The kingfisher …

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Meadow 2017

Another year of vibrant colour and diverse wildlife! Our meadow now has a fine centrepiece: the “Chequers Oak”. This sapling was donated by David Mitchell of The Chequers, Little Gransden, who raised the little tree he found growing in the …

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A pear with fruit on top of a grass covered field. A pear with fruit on top of a field.

Community Orchard

Planting of our Community Orchard began in 2009. Today it contains 65 trees: a mixture of plums, gages, apples, cherry, pear, plus quince and a medlar. All have been chosen as having their origins in East Anglia, which makes it …

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Orchard 2017

The Orchard is flourished once again this year, with most trees bearing fruit, supplying our highly successful Apple Day in October. The trees have now grown significantly, and most are well above head height. The hundreds of daffodil bulbs planted last …

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Pond 2016

This year we have been very excited to discover that we have Great Crested Newts in our pond! This makes it a very special place indeed, and confirms how important it is to create sanctuaries like this for wildlife. We also spotted …

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