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When and Where Did We Plant?
After building and planting in the fruit cage in July 2019 the design plan was to carry the fruit trees across the back. Not being able to cage the whole 30m area across we used these tree protectors to give the trees a chance to grow without being eaten by the Deers. These were planted April 2020
What Did We plant?
From left to right back row there is
1. Dessert Plum – Prunus Rivers
2. Dessert Apple – Malus Katy
3. Plum – Victoria Prunus
4.,Cooking Apple – Malus Arthur Turner
From left to right front row there is
1. Dessert Apple – Malus Red Devil
2. Pear – Beth on quince A
3. Pear – Conference bush form
4. Cooking Apple – Lord Derby
Staked in with a wooden stakes and the green protection covers, they were then all covered at the base with cardboard and garden mulch of year old leaves that were ready to use. The leaves had been left in 6 brown bins, kept wet to decompose and were perfect after 6 months of sitting there to use for this purpose.
What Did We Plant With Them?
At this time we only added a chive plant and a strawberry plant to the base of each one for the
4. Herbaceous Layer – Chives for the smell to deter the Deer
5. Ground Cover Layer – Strawberries to start giving some ground cover
THIS BLOG COVERED:
Yr 1 – April 2019- April 2020
Look out for blog post for Yr 2 – April 2020- April 2021
Look out for blog post for Yr 3 – April 2021- April 2022
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