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Tyla

  • Joined Nov 2019
New project, new member
« on: November 05, 2019, 07:18:54 pm »
Ok, new to this forum.

I am the new proud owner of 27 acres. They consist of a massively over grown mixed fruit orchard,  lots of scrub, brambles and mud.

I am looking for inspiration as to what best to do with it.

Cheers

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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: New project, new member
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 01:02:02 pm »
Hello and welcome @Tyla .


I think you are in for a lot of work, but you'll get there in the end.


I suggest you start with the orchard, spend this winter pruning all those trees, except plums, gages, damsons and cherries which you prune in summer.  You will likely get a big crop of fruit after pruning, so think in advance what you are going to do with it. Organise storage, fruit press and bottles for fruit juices to sell, perhaps jam and chutney making.


The mud will dry up in the summer so try to stay off it until then. Cut back the brambles but leave the scrub until next year.


Whereabouts are your 27 acres?  What plans have you thought about so far?
« Last Edit: November 06, 2019, 01:03:52 pm by Fleecewife »
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RCTman

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Rhondda fach
Re: New project, new member
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2019, 07:18:05 pm »
Hi and welcome, lots to keep you busy for a while. :wave:

arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England !
Re: New project, new member
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 09:20:43 pm »
Welcome & good luck Tyla.  Reckon Fleecewife has got it about right. 

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: New project, new member
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 09:58:57 am »
Hello and welcome from  :raining: Carnoustie. :wave:

sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: New project, new member
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 10:05:59 am »
Hi and welcome.  :wave:

 

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