To contrast with Leomansley Woods, I’m also following the newly planted cider orchard at The Walled Garden at Woodhouse Community Farm.
The majority of the orchard was planted on a cold but sunny day in January, but there were 8 more trees to be planted and so I went along last Sunday. Another sunny day, but a bit warmer this time!
Some buds are starting to form, but other than that, there’s not much change. So it looks like it might be some time before we get to make any cider. Until then, sitting & chatting in the sun in the beautiful surroundings of the farm, a cup of tea and one of Annamarie’s cakes will do just fine
By the way, The Walled Garden have their own website here where you can find out more about the farm and sign up for their community supported agriculture scheme.