Belvoir Fruit Farms, over the past few weeks, has been worked in partnership with Hill Holt Wood, an award winning social enterprise business who work with the local community to create a better environment, provide employment and reach out to those in need. A team of young people on the Hill Holt Wood Study Programme have been busy weeding two of our organic Elderflower plantations, this essential work has involved the removal of brambles and weeds from around the Elderflower bushes ensuring the bushes can flourish free from the competition of weed growth, which takes valuable light, nutrients and moisture. It will also make it easier to pick flowers later in the season as the bushes fill out and become abundant with Elderflower.
A nutri-boost for our organic Elderflower plantations
Shoots and roots are coming alive again after the dormancy of winter. Our organic Elderflower bushes benefit from additional nutrition at this time of year to help with growth and development so we are in the process of adding certified organic slurry from a local dairy farm to give the Elderflower a boost; that and all of this early spring sunshine is perking them up no end and our Harvest is looking likely to start earlier than usual this year in mid-May, watch this space for further updates…