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2017 Planting Complete




The dry weather in March provided the perfect conditions for planting our new Bramley orchard, part of a 3-year replanting scheme at the North end of the farm.  When complete, there will be another 12 hectares of Bramleys in production, adding about 600 tonnes to our annual cropping in the next 5 years. The photo shows Stanislav, Saulius, Sarunas and Graham with team leader Terry Catt bringing his valuable expertise to get a perfect job done. All holes are hand-dug; slow release fertilizer is added to every planting hole; and a good covering of compost will be applied in the next few weeks. The trees came from a professional nursery in the Netherlands; they are now busy making the trees for 2018 and 2019.