Thursday, 2nd January 2020 01:23pm

Newly planted Sweet Chestnut mulched with cardboard

On New Year’s Day, I planted the first #NutOrchard #ForestGarden tree! It’s a Sweet Chestnut ‘Numbo’, originally from Agroforestry Research Trust.

There’s shale bedrock not far from the surface, which was hard work digging. I really hope the tree gets a good purchase. One of the tasks is to erect a dead hedge to afford some protection. I have some Buddleia cuttings and old joists that should do the job!