Introduction

The sustainability and harvest capacity of orchards very much depends on the quality and regularity of the care given to them over a number of years.  For advice on how to do this, please click here to discover downloadable ideas and resources

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Know your Weeds!

Short guide to help identify common annual and perennial weeds in your orchard - remember they are just plants in the wrong places!

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Design, create and maintain outdoor mosaics

Outdoor mosaics can add interest and colour to your orchard project.  During Year 1 of the Fruit-full Communities project, they proved a therapeutic art activity at some YMCA sites, focussing meaning on particular events in the life of the residents. This short practical guide offers tips and advice on how to create a sustainable, weather-proof outdoor mosaic.

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Harvesting & storing fruit

Top tips for apple & pear harvest and storage.  If you have more fruit than you can store, try using an apple press and get juicing!

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Trees, Woods and the Green Man

Inspiring and creative designs for orchards.

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National Orchard Network

A comprehensive UK-wide resource for finding out about the wildlife that thrives within our orchards, the issues that surround their conservation, and ways that you can get involved

www.orchardnetwork.org.uk/

Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

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