29th February provided weather for all seasons, hail, sun and heavy rain. Andy and Gareth planted six fruit trees on the exposed grassland next to the Hogs Back cafe, replacing ash trees that required removal. The trees included four heritage local apple varieties; Joybells, Claygate Pearmain, Laxtons Royalty, Padley’s Pippin all on vigorous root-stocks and two cherry trees (Bedford Prolific A and Merton Glory). The trees will provide Puttenham residents and visitors with seasonal fruit. Thank you to Puttenham Parish for funding the planting and Hogs Back cafe for their hospitality.
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Gareth is an ecologist interested in conserving traditional orchards and heritage fruit, for people and wildlife.