Community Orchard

Tree Pruning – 2021

Sadly, we are unable to have our annual group ‘prune’ this year due to our current lockdown.   The trees will be looked after, but we will miss our gathering with Phil Gamble and chance to learn more.   Don’t forget to watch them bloom later in the spring and share in the apple crop in the autumn.

Tree Pruning

PRUNING WORKSHOPS for APPLE TREES – Sunday, February 9th and 16th 2020

Phil Gamble, our resident expert horticulturalist, will be leading the annual apple tree prune.  It is great fun and you get to learn how to care for the trees you might have in your own gardens while tending the Turn Lyme Green community trees planted some years ago in Anning Road and Slopes Farm.  Phil runs his own advisory business aptly called ‘Garden Reassurance’ and will be on hand to share his experience.  The workshop starts promptly at 10.00am at the entrance to Slopes Farm at the bottom of Colway Lane by the bridge.  Dress warmly and bring gloves.   Please contact Jo Smith Oliver  (07525 005430) if you would like to attend or need any further information.

Pruning workshop Feb 2018 2       Pruning workshop Feb 2018 3

Community Orchard

Turn Lyme Green promotes sustainable living in Lyme Regis, and encourages community orchards.  A team formed in the autumn of 2009 with students from the Woodroffe School originally planted donated apple trees in Anning Road and on Magna Housing land as well as at Slopes Farm.

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