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The Oxhill News

April 2012

This months News



WOT2Grow Community Orchard

2011 finished with a great burst of activity at the orchard as we planted -

100 trees and put tree guards round them and hammered in the plant labels
100 autumn raspberry canes - lovely yellow ones called All Gold
5 loganberries and 5 tayberries

Our consultant, John Edgeley, showed us how to plant the trees, aligning them with the prevailing wind direction, putting in the stakes, tree guards and then tying the trees to the stakes. Thanks to willing helpers we completed everything in the planned sessions.

So, 2012 began with the planting of around 300 raspberry canes and some gooseberries. The training sessions for pruning and grafting, with John Edgeley, on February 4th were excellent with John being a marvellous teacher. We managed to get 10 cherries grafted for the orchard and various other trees for members gardens.

The dry weather continues so we will be watering before mulching the plants after Easter, we are planning  a “Wellies and Watering can” session in the Easter holidays and hope that we can persuade parents to bring their children along too!

The orchard really does look like one now!! The rows of trees, the lines of canes with post and wire supports, the fence and the shed all confirm the amazing amount of work that has been done since last April. None of this could have been achieved without all the work that everyone has contributed so again a very big thank you to all who have been involved in the orchard. Here's to another successful year in 2012! 

There are plenty of pictures on the web-site showing the progress so do visit


If you would like to join the community Orchard call one of the team or e-mail


Liz Atkinson (680045), Paul Sayer (680451), Derek Harbour (680676), Sue and Mike Sanderson (688080), Graham Collier (680127), Julia Stirman (01608 686776)

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