They say the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is right now.
My horse chestnut, planted well over a decade ago, has produced a nice crop of conkers. The question is, what to do with them?
Well, there is a sports field near me which has a large copse area at one end. Most of the trees in there seem to be self-set, so I borrowed a dibber from the greenhouse and decided to add my conkers to see if some of them would flourish.
I picked clear areas away from the paths to give then the best chance. Don't know if anything will happen, but just maybe we'll have a few more trees in the future.