Tree planting extravaganza

I am feeling proud. Last week we planted around 600 trees on the farm. They are not fruit trees, but they are a part of the orchard. Inspired by some bold planting last winter at our neighbours, Hammonds Farm, and saddened by the very ragged state of the hedge at the southern end of theContinue reading “Tree planting extravaganza”

Pickaxe planting

Yesterday I was planting daffodils with the help of a pickaxe. This wasn’t the original plan. Three years ago, with the help of many volunteers, we planted our first daffodils as an understorey to the first apple trees. Despite never being weeded or mulched, and despite being accidentally ploughed up by a contractor one year,Continue reading “Pickaxe planting”