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Visiting Swansea Orchard Project & the Grafting Season begins

This weekend, I made a visit to the Swansea Orchard Project to tutor in summer grafting and pruning as part of an accredited Certificate in Community Orcharding at a beautiful community orchard within the old walled garden of Margam Country Park. Set in 1,000 acres of Parkland, it is a place steeped in history, wildlife …

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Posted by Tom Adams on 18th July 2022, under Orchards


Orchard update & adventures in agroecology

Leading a guided tour of the site at our Maker’s Market last month With the Summer Solstice already behind us, and lots of growth at the nursery, it seems like a good time to update on what’s been happening. We have just completed our stocktake of nursery trees for the coming winter season. This has …

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Posted by Tom Adams on 29th June 2022, under Edible landscapes,Orchards


Winter planting season

The winter planting season is nearly here. I have a few hundred trees left!! Get in touch if you want me to send a stock list before they run out.

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Posted by Tom Adams on 11th November 2021, under Uncategorised


Fruiting Season

The trees are bulging with fruit. We’re enjoying Discovery apples and Beth pears at the moment…

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Posted by Tom Adams on 10th September 2019, under Orchards


End of season

We’re nearing the end of the planting season and I have very limited stock left. If you want to order trees it’s best to get in touch.   . The field in the picture is the new nursery site. We’ve got 3,500 rootstocks to plant in the next three weeks!

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Posted by Tom Adams on 16th March 2019, under Uncategorised


Organic tree nursery

The nursery is now officially in conversion to organic status. Here’s something I’ve written about plans for the new site. It’s unfinished but nearly there.. I run a one acre fruit tree nursery on the North Wales/North Shropshire border. It is not registered organic but I closely follow organic standards, using no synthetic pesticides or …

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Posted by Tom Adams on 29th January 2019, under Uncategorised


Nursery film

I was struggling to take good photos that encapsulated the range of different trees, plants and wildlife in the nursery so I made this short film with my friend Vera Vanheeringan. She also wrote and played the music.

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Posted by Tom Adams on 2nd January 2019, under Uncategorised


Planting season

tinified (6) We’ve started lifting trees now they are dormant. Once they are dug out of the ground they are ‘heeld in’ to a bed with very light soil where they can be easily lifted as they are ordered.

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Posted by Tom Adams on 27th November 2018, under Orchards


Lost Shropshire apples

Take a look at our collection of rare borderland apple varieties.

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Posted by Tom Adams on 10th November 2018, under Uncategorised


Chip budding

I’ve just removed the grafting tape off grafts I did in June. Here’s a nicely taken chip bud with the bud looking healthy…

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Posted by Tom Adams on 10th September 2018, under Uncategorised


Brown rot

Even a barrow full of rotten apples looks good…

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Posted by Tom Adams on 7th September 2018, under Uncategorised


Summer pruning

Just pruned this ‘Meridian ‘ espalier

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Posted by Tom Adams on 5th September 2018, under Uncategorised