Monthly Archives: September 2012

It’s Time to Order Your Fruit Trees

Thatcher's cider apples, Sandford

The Trust is once again able to offer top quality fruit trees. We can supply a wide variety of traditional and newer varieties, on different root-stocks ( M27, M9, M26 and MM106) and in different forms (bush, half standard, patio), meaning that you can choose a tree to suit your requirements. Trees are pot grown and between 1.5 and 1.75 metres tall.

Prices are £20 for apples, £21 for pears & plums and £22 for cherries, (excluding fan- trained trees & espaliers), collected from us at Ashton Court. This compares with an average of price of £35 from a garden centre.

Interested? Then email jonclark@forestofavontrust.org or call him on (0117) 963 3383 to discuss your requirements. Jon can advise on flowering groups, fruiting characteristics, planting and maintenance requirements.

If you join our Friends scheme by Standing Order, your first fruit tree is FREE. Speak to Jon for further information.

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Inspiration for outdoor learning – Inset Day

Group under and around a willow tree

Creating a poem about a willow

We recently ran an Inservice training day with Charborough Road Primary School (whom we have worked with before to create a mini orchard) in North Bristol to explore a range of outdoor activities that would engage their pupils with the natural spaces in their grounds. The day focused on a range of creative and practical approaches to explore outdoor spaces, including – exploring colours and creating a natural mosaic and making natural perfumes. More »

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