With their beautiful charms throughout the seasons, orchards are tranquil, soothing places.
They are also very good for wildlife. Old orchards are now recognised as being amongst Britain’s most biodiverse habitats. With their continuity in the landscape, sometimes through centuries as new trees are planted in place of ones that rot and die, they encourage and support a huge ecosystem of life forms ranging from lichens, mosses, grasses, wildflowers and mistletoe to grubs, spiders, beetles, bats, moths, butterflies, bees, badgers and birds.
Choice of cultivars, rootstocks and pollination requirements are important considerations when planting an orchard.
Proper pruning is required in order to shape and manage the trees.
Plums & Roses supplies top quality fruit trees and provides expert services in planting, training, pruning and renovating orchards.