General documents

Make your own leaf mould (Ryton Organic Gardens leaflet): [PDF]
Composting and disposal of waste materials (Sept 2015): [PDF] [source DOCX]
Composts and hot/cold composting overview: [PDF] [source DOC]
composting - fast recipe.pdf
Worm composting.pdf
Japanese Knotweed - Code of Practice.pdf


Tree Works (non-fruit bearing trees)

Planning Application for felling (elms + willow)/pruning submitted 2 Oct 2017:

  • As orchard is within a "conservation area", all felling of *or pruning* of non-fruit trees requires planning permission (details here) for trees larger than 7.5cm diameter at 1.5m above ground level
  • Trees have been identified by Richard + Stephen Pill (Allotment manager) and marked with blue twine (1 loop = felling, 2 loops = pruning)
  • Site sketch map (v2): [PDF]
  • Submitted planning application (17/05479/VC, PP-06418364, v2): [PDF]
  • Council planning applications portal (to view progress): Application Details 17/05479/VC
  • Letter of notice of approval for 2 years (06/10/17): [PDF]

Remove large elms and Willow

  • Dead elms (E3, E4 on sketch) will be felled in October - led by Stephen Pill
  • Other elms (E5 and hopefully E1/E2) will be felled in spring - led by Stephen Pill
  • Willow on orchard/allotment plot boundary (just behind shed) - maybe remove in conjunction with Malcolm Dowling hedge-laying?

Hedge laying of boundary with allotment plots

  • Currently arranging for this to be done by Malcolm Dowling
  • Pruning of some of larger trees (on granting of permission) hopefully to be done at same time