Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Edible Hedge

Saturday the 13th saw about 15 of us down at the Farm planting the "trees" donated by the Woodland Trust. The pack contained over 100 trees and shrubs of varying sizes and consisted of dog rose, crab apple, elder, hawthorn, blackthorn, hazel and sea buckthorn.
Planted along the north perimeter fence to form a good screen when established, the hedge should produce some lovely nuts and berries for humans and wildlife alike. The planting was entirely random so a good mixed hedge!

Even the younger members got involved

Steve donated this Horse Chestnut,
which has been planted in what will be the recreation area

Yes, that twig in the corner really is a sapling!

If any member has a sapling that's getting too big for their garden just let us know and I'm sure we will find a place for it. Nut trees especially welcome.


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