Our old friend Ted Green, tree expert and one of the founders of the Ancient Tree Forum, visited us recently and despite celebrating a big birthday in the summer his passion and knowledge of trees grows and grows. Ted was listed in ‘Earthshakers: the top 100 green campaigners of all time.
We have just received our order of trees for Applegate including, of course, some fruit trees. It seems incredible that 12 months ago all that was on this site in Skye was a shipping container!
Over the last few months we have planted a variety of shrubs, plants and bulbs. It is all looking so different. The trees, which are tiny at the moment, have been planted and have already had to cope with some wild weather! Hopefully, over the coming years the garden will provide us all with a variety of fruit and herbs.
“Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.” Wangari Maathai’s speech at Goldman Awards, San Francisco. So I think we’d better stop blogging and get planting.