> Boxing Day 2008 and we have finally got the new orchard laid out. All 4 acres or so with space for about 600 trees.
The sticks in the image are bamboo poles marking lanes running down the slope which are spaced 6m wide. The trees arrive 15th January and will be planted 3m apart.
January 2009 is going to be a big month.
This little exercise took us 3 days – although the first day was spent with alot of corrections and much discussion. The last 10 rows were laid in just 2 hours!