Thanks again to the hard work of Sid Smailes in looking after and improving the Powburn Community Garden.
A couple of weeks ago, Sid rolled the ground to level it – particularly after having a number of mole hills in the garden.
And, just a few days ago, five new ornamental trees were planted. They are Malus ‘John Downie’ – a decorative crab apple.
According to the Royal Horticultural Society website it’s a “vigorous small deciduous tree with an ovoid crown and profuse white flowers opening from pink buds. Fruits abundant, ovoid, 3cm in length, bright red and orange-yellow.”
The trees are well spaced apart and should look splendid after a few year’s growth.