Following their example we planted the remaining trees in the same way. Two West Hill families joined us plus an array of local residents. We all jollied each other along and had a go at "perdonking"! (This was what we called making a hole with the hole making tool lent to us by RHS Wisley)
Watching the orchard grow during the day was really exciting for me. We are looking forward to the sheltered area that will be hidden among the trees. We have started planning the now famous summer BBQ! We really want a local band or two to join us and to grow the cucumber, strawberries and mint to go with Pimms!
Once the trees were planted, the sun came out and we all sat and just enjoyed the Garden. It was a wonderful feeling! Apart from Pat being attacked by the chickens who were trying to eat her sandwich, we all relaxed and sat in the sun for a while before checking the rhubarb, planting some tomatoes, peppers, chillis and leeks, and mowing the grass.
We have three extra apple trees to plant next week and then we are done until next year when the cherries and plums will go in (hopefully to be planted by local schools).
Lots of seed planting next week :D