Planting of phase 1 of CCG Community Garden took place on Saturday November 11th 2017; 8 fruit trees, including a donated fig were planted in a designated area close to the Old Cottage Cafe.
Greenwich Council dug the planting holes the day before. All this first phase of trees were purchased in pots and mycorrhiza fungus was used to treat the roots before planting to help them establish. Trees were staked and secured.
All the trees are grown on small rootstocks to demonstrate suitability for small gardens and aid harvesting. Trees planted include a fig and a quince against the wall, a plum and 4 apple trees, one a cooker – see plan. The plum and fig are self fertile and the apples will pollinate one another. A 2nd quince of a different variety will be planted later in the year/early next year when stock becomes available to improve pollination.