The birth of a cider orchard

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FORAGERS’ ORCHARD TAKES SHAPE231 apples trees (9 cider varieties augmented by some desserts, cookers and crabs) were planted in late March 2015 on an old, long-established wildflower and grass meadow.The planning stage was a vital part of the processNewly planted trees - March 2015To stake or or not to stake - that was the question??Our grass management team of 3 blackface ewes and 1 texel/mule wether
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Orchard Ready for Tree Planting

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Our 2 acre field will soon be an orchard.  9 varieties of cider apple trees are being planted in the next week or so.  Better get the spade out! With the windbreak/deer fence now complete and the sheep decanted to another area we are now marking out the location of the trees. OCD was kicking in so I think our lines are straight enough and spacing accurate using a low tech method with 5m measuring
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A beautiful day for verge cutting.

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I took the opportunity (before the severe weather arrives tomorrow) to improve our sight lines by cutting down lots of bushes, brambles and scrub from the road side verge. In addition to planting a 2 acre orchard we will be encouraging biodiversity by planting new hedging, shrubs and trees over the next few years. Looking east on A811I reckon this oak was about 50 years old. A casualty of the 5th December
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