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Keep updated with what we're doing around our nursery, know what we've been up to and what we're planning on doing next!

By Hillfield, Feb 8 2020 10:31PM

February 2020 - most of the winter pruning of our fruit trees and bushes has now been completed.

We are excited to have added another 20 plum trees to our collection. The new varieties are:-

Laxton's Bountiful - a prolific plum raised in 1900 similar to a Victoria in appearance but earlier fruiting.

Edwards - A large dual purpose blue plum found in California USA in 1930 it has firm, yellow, juicy flesh and is particularly good for cooking

Excalibur - This variety was only introduced in 1989. It is described as being an "improved Victoria" The fruits are round and larger than a Victoria and are described as having a better flavour - we will have to wait and see!

By Hillfield, Apr 1 2019 09:49PM

This year as usual we have planted lots more new fruit trees

Our "apple" page can no longer cope with the expanding lists of varieties - so until we figure out what to do here is a list of the overspill

Calville Blanche d'Hiver an old French apple particularly good fo appler Sauce

Bundy's Ringwood Red

King of Tomkins County

Duchess of Oldenburg & Antanovka - 2 Russian varieties we are exited to have

Horsham Russet and American Golden Russet - to add to our russet collection

Kingsbury Priory Apple

Bauman's Reinette

Balls Pippin

Hoary Morning

Alan's Apple

Fenouiilet Rouge

Cornish Aromatic

Appleford Serendipity

Court of Wick

Core Blimey ( Named by The Orchard Project the Uk's national community orchard charity)

By Hillfield, May 12 2017 07:56PM

The boys have been hand strawing the strawberry fields to protect the tasty berries as they grow. All we need now is some lovely rain and some warm weather and they should be ready around mid June.

By Hillfield, Jun 1 2015 07:55PM

The strawberries have all been given a lovely layer of straw to nestle in - all we need now is a nice steady rain and plenty of sunshine and they will soon be ready to pick

By Hillfield, Apr 10 2015 11:12PM

Been having a word with the apple trees in the orchard to make sure they put on a good display for the blossom walk on 25th April. They promise to do their best!