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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
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!