The 11 fruit trees planted at the end of March have all survived and are thriving. Seven were planted on the left just inside the inner gate and the others are on the plot just to the right of were the main roadway crosses the ditch in the middle of the site. The trees were given to us as part of a project to promote communal fruit trees and although some of the tags are missing we certainly have Discovery, Opal, Stepover, Beauty of Bath Epicure and St Cecilia trees. St Cecilia is a Welsh variety from Monmouthshire.

If you are interested in buying Welsh tree varieties then take a look at Ian Sturrock and Sons, they have loads. And when you are planting fruit trees, don't waste money buying  plastic or rubber ties to secure them to stakes, just use old tights!

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