A New Arbour

We have erected an arbour in the Elizabethan Orchard – see photo – and will be planting Honeysuckle to grow up the sides. Shakespeare often refers to Woodbine which some believe is Honeysuckle but he also refers to Woodbine entwined with Honeysuckle which suggests it may be something else. It is disappointing to have to report that one of the newly planted heritage Gooseberry varieties we planted has been stolen. Increased use of CCTV and distribution of our wildlife cameras may provide evidence that the police can make use of. We shall also be planting 20 bulbs of Spiked Star of Bethlehem which is the flower featured on our logo as the parish has the only confirmed and established site for this in Wales, where it has been growing for at least 20 years and probably longer. We have had printed our own T Shirts, thanks to Linda Evans, which you will see being worn by members when working in the orchards and nature reserves. This features the logo front and back. Our next major project will be the planting of the orchard at Goldsland Farm which will consist mainly of apples, including some cider varieties and perry pears