Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Can you ever have enough apple trees and a blog award.
No is the answer! We are the proud owners of 12 new apple trees of the following varieties:
Howgate Wonder (cooking)
Scotch Bridgett (cooking)
Cookers are labelled, remainder are eating apples which will produce at different times of season.
Kev from An English Homestead sells them and we can't praise him highly enough. Excellent prices, brilliantly packaged and a wealth of information.
It was a big job to fit into a Saturday, as there was a lot of clearing to get on with before we could plant them. You may remember the front fence coming down, not a year after it went up (oops)? Well that was the start of the mini orchard.
The area along the trellis was cleared except the huge plant in the middle. Everything is being rehomed that was there.
This grass area will house other fruit and nut trees, all I need is chocolate and I might be on to something ;)
I'm really pleased with them and how they went in. We followed instructions online, loosely. A bucket or 2 of rotted muck went in with each of them along with a bamboo stick at 45 degree angle. They will look great. One is coming in to blossom already!
Finally, I'm really pleased to say my little blog won an award for "best smallholding blog" from Walton Blog awards. There were only 13 nominations but I'm really pleased and would like to thank anyone that voted :)