Guarding the Orchard

Posted: 5th February 2018

We’ve begun replacing the guards in the heritage orchard. The original guards, put in two years ago when the trees were planted, were temporary tubes which the trees have now outgrown and some of them have also been partially dislodged by the grazing sheep.

We’re replacing them all with sturdy mesh attached to two wooden posts, three inches wide, which will allow the orchard to continue to be grazed by sheep. We’ve completed the guards on 40 trees, so only another 210 to go. Those are ear defenders, by the way, not headphones!

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It's always been part of our vision to have a farm as an extension of the Cotswold Seeds business and in 2013 we bought Honeydale Farm, one hundred acres in the Cotswolds. During the past couple of years we've been making huge progress on the farm and this blog was set up to share this progress with our friends in the farming world.