The perfect way to spend a Spring morning.
Saturday 7th March 2015 and a change to the published programme, 17 volunteers turned up to help plant and sow.
After feeding the very hungry ducks at the lake, we made our way up to the orchard.
We have bought some old welsh variety apple trees with our Environment Wales grant to help restore the old orchard close to the house. We had some lovely varieties from Dolau-Hirion Fruit Trees including Channel Beauty and Cissy! Julia was especially proud of her tree and will be monitoring it closely.
A new gas pipeline had been laid along the edge of the orchard, so this was perfect for our first area to sow with the wildflower seed mix. Again, the funds were provided by Environment Wales and sourced from a supplier of native British Wildflower seed. A mixture of flowers and grasses, this mix will be shade tolerant.
After raking the surface, a…
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