Saturday, 6 June 2009
Leabank Square Orchard
It seems like ages ago that the Olympic Delivery Authority chopped our Orchard down to make way for all that noise & dust that is in its place!!
But all hope is still not lost!
We have just applied to have a mini orchard planted right here on our green!!
..... you turn the corner into the entrance of Leabank Square - see the edible garden directly in front of you - then behind you see a row of British apple, peach, pear & cherry trees!!
The most logical place to plant them would be along the fence in front of the middle block - so that they grow on the green - and in years to come will provide fruit & shade for the whole of Leabank Square.
The trees will shade & feed both the green & the middle block courtyard - this means that all the downstairs residents in the middle block need only open their front doors - stroll a couple of metres - and pick some cherries for the breakfast!! How posh is that?!
Anyhow - we have only just put the application in - so here's hoping!!
We have also sent off a letter to British Waterways to get permission to reinstate our orchard across the canal - but this time in front of the Olympic Electric Fence. This will hopefully bring some greenery back to our view across the canal. Take a look at the aerial pics above - it will never be that green & luscious again - but about 20 fruit trees along the electric fence should go a short way to improving the lives of Leabank Square again!!