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Author Topic: Lagan Lands East  (Read 515 times)

michaelb

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Lagan Lands East
« on: November 08, 2018 »

Hi

I haven't lived in the Ormeau area that long and thought I'd go and explore Lagan Lands East just off Annandale Embankment.  I google mapped it first, looked nice and green.  However I was gutted to find that the place was covered in rubbish.  Looks like a bit of drinking spot for teenagers. The green paths I can see on google maps seems to be replaced with lose stones, with some steel fencing put up around the place.  Any idea what is going on, are they doing some development work?

Anyway, I walked a bit further and came across a few apple trees.  Anyone know what type of apples they are and, if edible, what they could be used for?

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Re: Lagan Lands East
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018 »

Hi Michael
There was a plan to build a footbridge in that area close to the weir. The contractor laid gravel and put up fencing and then work stopped, leaving it looking awful. I heard a rumour that the contract company got into financial trouble. The area is popular with teenage drinkers unfortunately.

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Re: Lagan Lands East
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018 »

Sorry, forgot to say, there were orchards in that area many years ago. I have seen apples and pears growing there.
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Re: Lagan Lands East
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018 »

So they did the ugliest part of the work and then stopped? How bloody typical. I'm guessing it's unknown as to when the works will continue?
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Re: Lagan Lands East
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2018 »

I'm pretty sure they're crab apples, so they're a bit sour for eating but you can use them in preserves and jams etc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malus#Uses

The area use to be a demesne and you'll find apples, pears, hazelnuts, plums and a peach tree scattered through-out it.
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Re: Lagan Lands East
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018 »

Cheers for the info guys  :)
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