On our Apple Day of 17th October we gathered in glorious sunshine to weed and mulch, and welcome Pamela Heathcote-Amery, Heather Amery’s partner, to plant a celebration tree in memory of Heather A “Sweet Damson”had been chosen and we cracked a bottle of Heather’s ‘fizz’ (it had been kept in the allotment hut since the last gathering Heather took part in!) over the tree. Pamela had kindly been brought by her nice Nicky. Pamela said a few words , and we all remembered Heather’s joyous contribution every year to the community orchard. We enjoyed apple cakes, tea and conversation.
The apple crop has been good this year so the sweet and gorgeous Lodgemoor Non-Pareil and Chaceley King apples are still on offer to allotment holders and community orchard members.