Friday 27th August 2021
The Orchard at Mornacott

Some seven years ago we replanted much of the old orchard that had been “grubbed out” back in the 1960s and 70s. The new trees (all native English varieties) were planted in the traditional 5’s pattern and most have fared well. Not so the wooden tree guards which have rotted and collapsed over the years making the trees vulnerable to browsing animals. So sad that in order to “save the environment” proper preservatives can no longer be used and replacements are required in less than half the time they used to be. The solution – install smart new green plastic tree guards……at least the plastic is recycled!

In passing a quick “shout out” for Clarkson’s Farm – hilariously funny whilst highlighting the frustrations and stupidity that farmers have to deal with on a daily basis!