A lifestyle change took place when we moved to our smallholding in Wales, we are leaving behind the consumerism of life, growing our food, raising our meat, living our lives to the full, enjoying every day the highs and lows of country living, but not going without just doing it better.
These two are Cherry Stella, I got on special offer, they were being offered at £14.99 buy one get one free, I got 10% off and free delivery as I am garden club member, I also had a £5 off voucher, total I paid was £8.50 for two lovely sized trees, these two will be planted in the fruit cage alongside another Cherry Stella I have there, the root stock they are on means they shouldn't grow above 7ft, although a bit of pruning will keep them in check.
100 flowering wild cherry trees, another bargain, they cost £55.99 with free delivery from Beechwood Trees in there ebay shop,
Here is the description
fruit is usually ready between early June and mid July, and it may be
wise to install a bird-scarer with this tree: the fruit are very popular
with birds.Edible Cherries in July.
Common Name: Wild cherry Genus: Prunus Species: avium Skill Level: Beginner Exposure: Full sun Hardiness: Hardy Soil type: Well-drained/light, Moist Height: 400cm Spread: 300cmTime to prune: October to March Time to plant: October to March
fruit are readily eaten by numerous birds and mammals, which digest the
fruit flesh and disperse the seeds in their droppings. Some rodents,
and a few birds (notably the Hawfinch), also crack open the stones to
eat the kernel inside.Excellent wood for furniture of burning on an open
I will be planting these trees along the inside perimeter of this field, the bees will love them as well as the wildlife, the trees will also help create wind breaks and in a few years hopefully we have a beautiful flowering tree line.
The Alpacas will be moving out to new pastures in a few weeks, I can then get planting.
Since we have been here I have planted almost 400 trees, up in the woodland area there is approx 200 mixed trees, the orchard is planted up with fruit, there are various other trees I have planted around the place and I am not finished yet. There are so many stunning trees out there and I want a big variety of trees around.
We may be cutting down trees and sorting out hedge lines but I am re-planting to compensate.
Saturday 28th November 1982
John put calves to suck, found June bellowing again, phoned up for AI but no reply, phoned Joynsons and took June up to be served by Charleigh bull, brought her back at 2pm, had dinner, Mother and Father Tren and Janet went home at 4pm.