Orchard Reports

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Orchard report 2021

Cowslips sown several years back around the base of many orchard trees are now flourishing. Winter pruning was completed in February- there is less pruning required now as the trees are generally of good shape and structure. Spectacular plum, cherry …

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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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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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Early History

From the outset The Gransdens Allotment and Leisure Gardeners’ Society had, as part of its vision, the establishment of a new Community Orchard and a wildflower meadow, with a pond in the wettest corner of the site. To push forward these plans …

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