Sunday, 25 November 2012

More Trees

As I alluded, we intend to add a number of trees to our new hillside: some utility species, but also enough fruit trees to make a productive orchard on the lower half-acre. These arrived a couple of days ago, and so we've heeled them in to 'keep' until we can clear ground for them. They'll be fine where they are until the spring, so as long as we've put them in their final spots by the end of February (or so), they won't notice the fact that they're in the vegetable garden while dormant.

There are fifteen fruit trees:
  • Apples:
    • Pixie
    • Lord Lambourne
    • Fiesta
    • Falstaff
    • James Grieve
    • Charles Ross
    • Blenheim Orange
    • Bramley's Seedling
  • Pears:
    • Concorde
    • Beth
    • Conference
  • Plums/damsons/gages:
    • Victoria (two of these, as they're great)
    • Oullin's Golden Gage
    • Merryweather Damson

Five ornamental trees:
  • Purple birch
  • Plum 'Spring Glow' and Pissardii
  • 'Royalty' crab-apple
  • Cherry 'Royal Burgandy'

And then thirty willows (ten each of scarlet, osier, and golden); twenty 'Midwinter Fire' dogwoods (some of these are for the garden); and ten sweet chestnuts.

Yes: we have a lot of ground clearing and digging to do...

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