The New Year has seen a number of maintenance jobs completed around the Park. Firstly, woodchip has been laid on the bottom path to help making walking easier. Thanks to Shaun Smith and helper from Elite Garden Maintenance for this.
Next, we have had work done to fix the broken gates, and to replace the vandalised gate on the Kelcliffe Lane entrance. Thanks to Ian Walker for this.
Finally, we have started renovating some of the old apple trees; this one is the one that is thought to be a cider apple tree, and was rather a thicket. We had the hawthorn tree growing too close removed, and have then pruned the apple tree back by around the recommended 25% to start forming an ‘open goblet’ shape. We’ll continue the work on the shape in future years. Hopefully, this will help improve the quality of the fruit – if we have done it right.