Monday, 9 February 2015

Fruit trees for the future

Gloria and Malcolm Stephen with Mr Fruit
Councillors and friends recently planted some fruit trees in the Quiet Corner at Lilliput Park, to inprove the diversity of plants in the park. In future years they will provide welcome shade in the summer and fruit for local people later in the year.

If you would like to find out more about fruit trees, there will be a free Winter Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Wapley Bushes on Sunday 15 February.

The workshop tutor will be local fruit tree expert "Mr Fruit" (Graham White), who supervised the Lilliput Park planting. Advance booking is not needed - just turn up on the day. Meet at the southern Besom Lane entrance to Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve, Besom Lane, Westerleigh, BS37 8RW, starting at 10am.

Linda Boon - she had  the best soil to dig in!

Paul Hulbert and Pat Cotterell had to use
a crowbar to get rid of the rocks in this spot.


  1. What fantastic work.

    My wife and I regularly walk past this part of Lilliput Park, and spotted the new trees a few weeks back.

    I'm certain that the efforts of all involved will be appreciated by countless people over the forthcoming years.

  2. Many thanks Robert - I shall pass your thanks on to Dodington Parish Council and everyone involved.