Another 2 occurances of fly-tipping, one reported whilst 'in progress' by a neighbour, building waste dumped across the adjoining field gate.
I did a talk for Shocklach Gardening Club for their July meeting. "Starting a traditional orchard from scratch"
It seemed to go down quite well - slide presentation with a few supporting props and a bit of local history thrown in too.
Things seem to be growing pretty well - a reasonable amount of fruit on still relatively young trees.
Annoyingly I've had a couple of wheelbarrows stolen (despite being secured with a lock and chain) and a few bags of compost and some young trees in pots that I had put ready to plant.
I don't tend to leave anything around, so an opportunistic theft by someone with a van and bolt-cutters, overnight on Friday 31st of July...
More positively, the castle across the river has had a make-over with improved public access, including steps onto its upper level and better information boards after a community focussed archaeological eexercise.
I also had a brief spell in North Devon looking at a woodland project and a nosey at some established traditional orchards.
Next task is trying to brew some meadowsweet ale before the flowers are past it...