Dwarf Orchard Pics
From the discussion the other day about the Dwarf Orchard Our Phantom In Park Vista, Siobhan, true to her word, has sent some ‘aerial’ shots of the still-under-wraps Dwarf Orchard.
All sparkling in the the low, frosty, winter sun, the green has gone (mainly because it was, actually, just weeds that have now been removed) but the basic layout is much clearer now.
It’s hard to tell when you’re on the ground, just how long and thin it is but now the sycamores are gone, it’s clear from above:
And at last the ancient mulberry (I think I’m going to start a rumour that it’s yet another candidate for ‘oldest mulberry in Britain’ – after all, this was part of James I’s wife’s garden and we all know what he thought of mulberry trees. Yeah, why not…) isn’t choking under giant weed trees and is beginning to take its place as the grand old lady of Greenwich Park.
The fruit trees are planted (I seem to remember they’ve gone for heritage varieties), but I guess it’s going to take a while for them to look anything special. Still – it’s a step in the right direction. I hope they get the volunteers they need to open the gates so they can regularly allow the public inside. Might be a nice place for locals to hide in plain sight from the Olympic tourists come the summer…
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