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Orchard springs to life

One of our new orchard trees, the Cox's Orange Pippin - as featured in Roald Dahl's book Danny, The Champion of the World

Spring has arrived – and the kitchen garden has blossomed in size.

Our orchard has been established. Thirteen fruit trees, some well-known and some exotic, are standing in rows on the city-facing slope.

The varieties include a mulberry, pomegranate, apricot, nectarine, fig.

As well as Japanese plums (Angelino and Santa Rose, apples (a Pink Lady/Granny Smith multiapple, Cox’s Orange Pippin and Jonathan) and pears (Buerre Bosc and Jospehine de Malines).

Meanwhile, the finishing touches are being applied to a dozen additional garden beds. They will rest in mirror formation next to the original beds on the north side of the fence.

Several in-ground vegie patches have been staked out next to the orchard.

Many thanks to the members, whose hard work has made this exciting second stage possible. We’ve come a long way since the first beds were planted in March.

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