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New growth at the Fruit Tree Walk

By 26th March 2021No Comments

Janice has an update about Tayport Fruit Tree Walk:

The trees are about to burst into bloom on the fruit tree walk. The buds are already beginning to swell, and native hedge blackthortn is covered in a flurry of white. Keep a look out along Scotscraig Drive, plums and damsons will bloom first, then apples. All the soft fruit is now in leaf, looking very fresh and green, promising us a fruitful summer. We have 5 new apple trees to plant, to replace some damaged ones, and we planted two of them – White Paradise and White Melrose, just today. We will be doing some more planting soon – it would be great if you could join us.

We have planted a few Irises just at the entrance to the play park at Garvie Brae, just to give an extra bit of cheer, and some food for our very valuable insects. The wild flower border still has it’s scruffy winter coat on. Insects overwinter inside the stems and among the spent flower heads, so although it may look a bit messy, we leave it till spring before cutting it all down and tidying it up. Hopefully we’ll get it done soon!

We welcome anyone who would like to help in any way, and have even ordered a new set of pruning tools for you to use. All socially distanced at the moment, of course, but hopefully that will change soon. Just get in touch if you want to join us – contact Ali, PLANT Volunteer Coordinator, or look out for us working on site.


People Learning About Nature in Tayport (PLANT) is a Tayport Community Trust subgroup which works to achieve TCT’s overall aim of promoting a vibrant and sustainable community, with improved quality of life, specifically through projects involving growing food and flowers, while enhancing Tayport’s natural environment. A key aim is to establish a community garden. Tayport Community Trust, Registered Charity No. SCO42558, Company No. SC350253, Registered Office: 10 Broad Street Tayport DD6 9AJ

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