Yesterday evening we came across a clutch of five pheasants eggs in the longer grass in the Orchard. They were located about four metres from the riverside public footpath. The pheasant hen had probably abandoned the nest after being inadvertently disturbed by passing walkers. She was just too close to the path.. Normally you'd find more than five eggs in a clutch.
The history of a project to create an orchard in a neglected field in Turnditch Derbyshire next to the Ecclesbourne river.
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Saturday, 12 April 2014
The willow is sprouting
We've had good results with the willow planted in a grove in the orchard. We planted 100 wands of Salix Viminalis and we've had a 100% success rate in their rooting and sprouting.
The above picture shows the healthy growth so far on one of the wands.
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