At last, at last, friends, it’s time to plant our fruit trees.
We have 20 lovely treelings of different types and varieties – apples, pears, plums, early, mid-season and late – plus some nuts and surprises… waiting to be planted on our swales this winter.
The ground on the swales is heavy clay, so digging holes won’t be no picnic. With this in mind, over the summer, Steve started the process of preparing the ground with piles of organic matter – scything off all the vertical green life that had sprung up with such abundance, and allowing it to compost down horizontally in the places where the trees will come. Hopefully this will make the digging easier.
Hopefully, also, our siren cry will tempt some strong arms and backs, sharp spades and an appetite for a challenge to come to our aid. In the knowledge that there will be food, drink, good conversation and as much laughter as we feel like making.
If you want to come along and help, you’re welcome on 6 and/or 7 December 2014. We’ll be starting work at 10am (but you can show up at any time after that). Bring warm outdoor clothes, sturdy waterproof footwear, garden gloves and a sharp spade if you have one…
Address: Dorpsstraat 136, 3470 Ransberg, Belgium
Please let us know if you plan to come (comment on this blog or email to Ria or Helen), so we can cater accordingly. Children also welcome!