Self Deficiency

An amateurish attempt at a good life.

I call this an ‘orchard’ but it’s really a small field with a collection of six apple trees (one of them is possibly a pear) a cherry tree and what is possibly a bullace outside our back door. Does that count as an orchard?

When we first moved in this area was under the cover of a jungle of brambles that was so thick you wouldn’t have known some of the trees were even there. 

After clearing the ground and some severe pruning we hope that we’ve managed to rescue it although the prunus varieties have failed to fruit this year. 

I’d like to clear out some of the non-productive trees and if we have space perhaps plant some more varieties of fruit next year. 

  • 22 July 2013
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