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The first blossom in the orchard!

 

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Thanking my lucky rabbit

This post, misleadingly, is nothing to do with rabbits.  No, it’s about the 66m of hedging between the field and the road – or more accurately, the lack of 63m of it. Very excited by selecting the components of the … Continue reading

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A peach-coloured haze of uncertainty

When I think about it, this whole orchard project may have come about as a result of a conversation with a lady named Celia… Celia and I were out walking one day when we began chatting about our mutual passion … Continue reading

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Blood on the cable ties

My fingers are so cold that they are numb and I realise that it would be a good idea to stop trying to fix the tree guards to the stakes when I see blood on the cable ties. I decided, … Continue reading

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Autumn raspberries – what’s the point?

Autumn raspberries sound great:  Easy to maintain, don’t need staking, often thornless and what could be bad about a few extra months of raspberries? Whilst I wouldn’t go as far as saying there’s anything bad about more raspberries, honestly, who … Continue reading

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The first trees (hooray!)

They have arrived.  Huge excitement!!  The stakes are in the ground with the names of the trees written on them (now in permanent marker since the ordinary felt tip was not a success).  For some reason there turned out to … Continue reading

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The soil, the soil

There was a moment, somewhere between the dry, dry summer and the winter rain where I briefly imagined my soil to be perfect – you know the sort of thing; a light, crumbly, humus-rich loam…  The moment lasted for about … Continue reading

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