820 rootstocks heeled in ready for planting
In amongst a couple of old apple trees today I’ve found these beautiful mushrooms, honey combs from bees nesting in a large hollow trunk and some bird nests. This is why traditional orchards are such an important habitat, especially on farms where there is regularly a serious lack of wildlife.
This shed at the nursery was built using timber from a sustainably managed woodland 5 miles away. During the summer when my nursery workload isn’t so manic I can build bespoke constructions for people.
Here’s a link to some courses being run by the Marcher Apple Network. I’m teaching on a grafting course on Sunday 18th February