The hot weather and lack of rain has not yet had a great impact on the orchard, although some of the fruit trees are looking a bit sorry for themselves. One advantage of the weather is that the grass growth has slowed down and we are not cutting so frequently.
The soft fruit beds are flourishing and we have an abundance of strawberries, currents and gooseberries. the fruit are beginning to grow and there are plenty of nuts on the trees in the Nut Grove. Work has continued on the seating area and we has a marvellous time taking part in the Garden Open Day.