Despite enduring the wettest January on record, we were blessed with a beautiful Winters day, with blue skies and the sun shining. Having said that Overbury Farms had the mission of collecting the trees the previous day. Walcot Organic Nursery at Drakes Broughton has had its own flooding issues to cope with, as the picture here demonstrates. However we got there in the end and collected the trees successfully.
Our aim for the day was to plant 41 trees in the Conderton Orchard which is being restored with help from our Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. Despite the wet soil we cracked on with planting a mixture of eating and cider apples.
Eating varieties such as:
Cox's Orange Pipin
And cider varieties such as:
Harry Master's Jersey
We are all due to return on Sunday 16th February to prune the trees we planted in the previous two years. It is a great opportunity to see the fruits of our previous years labour growing.
It is not to late to get involved. Simply call COCO Secretary Emma Taite 725 087.
You can see more photos on the Overbury Estate Facebook page.