Apple Day 2013 Remembered

A tad late, but a very pleasant reminder of a most relaxing day (or half-day) at Trust Links’ Apple Day 2013, St. Laurence Orchard, Eastwood. We had a stall selling apples from mainly Barnards Farm and friends’ gardens, picked by SEEOG members and friends.

Courtesy of Trust Links, Southend-on-Sea

River of Flowers: Southend-on-Sea

Leigh-on-Sea Allotments Orchard (aka The Essex Varieties Orchard) Situated within the bounds of the Leigh Allotments is a gem of a conservation project, dedicated to preserving Essex top fruit (apple and pear) varieties. Currently, roughly a quarter acre (four allotment plots) in extent, the orchard is surrounded by a native species hedge. As well as the tree plantings, the orchard contains a wildlife pond and a large compost heap. … [Read more…]