As can be seen elsewhere on our website, we take real pride in looking after our farm, particularly the fifty acres of ancient woodland.
Unfortunately, in both this country and elsewhere more trees are being cut down than are being planted.
This is one of the reasons we are delighted to have 1 More Tree, whose goal is to plant as many trees as possible throughout the world, based here. Their first planting project is at the lakes area of the farm. Running parallel to the main road, there will be over 2000 native trees planted here starting at the end of November 2017.
Acorns 2 Oaks
1 More Tree knows how great it feels to plant trees and helps others to plant their own. If you’re an individual or family wanting to plant in your garden or maybe a school looking for a project, they can advise on suitable types of trees, how and where to plant, and how to help them grow.
To encourage children into the great outdoors generally and an interest in trees particularly, 1 More Tree have put together ‘1 More Oak Tree’. This is an oak tree growing kit in a bag. It contains all you need and makes it as easy as possible to plant an oak tree.
In the hessian bag you’ll find an eco-pot made from biodegradable natural material, a bag of compost, instructions and, of course, acorns!
These make a really different stocking-filler which is practical, will outlive twofold even the youngest of children, and help to supply them with a lifetime’s oxygen. Plus it’ll educate your child about where plants come from and how they grow without them knowing it.
Drop into the farm shop to learn more about tree planting and buy your 1 More Oak Tree kits, or you can buy them online here
Don’t forget if you’ve nowhere to plant your oak once it outgrows the ecopot, just bring it back and we’ll find space for it.
In case you lose your instructions…
How to Plant your Acorn
Empty the soil from the plastic bag into the bio pot, making the surface level. Then press two holes of about 3cms into the soil, place an acorn on its side in each hole and cover with soil.
Now put the pot on a saucer, and ideally place it somewhere with morning sun and afternoon shade. If not where is next ideal place?
Water your acorns enough so that the soil doesn’t pull away from the side of the pot. Check how damp the soil is with your finger, as long as it feels moist but not running in water it will be fien.
All you need do now is keep watering as needed and watch your acorn sprout into an oak. Let it carry on growing until roots sprout from the side of the pot.
Roots sprouting from the pot? You can now do one of these things:
1 – Place the pot into a larger container filled with soil
2 – Dig a hole in your garden and place the pot in so that the top of the pot is just below ground level, and firmly pack soil around it advice on location?
3 – Bring the tree back to the Lavender Farm and we will plant it for you
And remember; don’t be tempted to chop your tree down after two hundred years as it still has some growing to do!