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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Growing fruit trees in containers

Generally speaking, if you want to plant a tree in a container for a long time, choose or build the biggest container you can get away with.

The Orchard Project share their wide knowledge of the conditions required to grow healthy fruit trees in restricted areas.

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Things to look out for when planning an orchard

Once your trees are in the ground, they may be there for another century so careful planning now will really pay off!  

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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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YouTube: Art in Apple Tutorial

Video about apple carving.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5L8MH...

National Orchard Forum

Networking site for local orchard groups which is helpful to find out if there is one near you.  They often hold training workshops and events and are a great way of networking, sharing ideas and equipment.

www.nat-orchard-forum.org.uk

Slow Food UK

A Perry tree can live up to 350 years but what use is this if we don't engage in the reason for the tree being there, understand the land that it stands on and what it can offer us as a community. Slow Food UK is using it's greatest asset, over 50 local groups who are reaching out to the community through their Orchard Project, bringing together communities to ensure the knowledge of our heritage fruit varieties is passed on to the next generation. The first stage of the project is an online survey on the Slow Food UK website to record what you already know about your area.

www.slowfood.org.uk

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