Monthly Archives: April 2012

How to Cross Pollinate and Create your own Fruit Tree Variety

I started having a go at producing my own varieties of apple trees by cross pollinating. So I thought I would create my own How to Guide to share with others. But as with most things on the web, itsĀ  … Continue reading

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Small scale cider making in the kitchen

What am I going to do with those fallers then. I know make some cider. But how do I go about that. Any apples will do as long as ripe. Well here you are, the simple steps in pictures. Remember … Continue reading

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Get them pheromone traps ready, they do work.

Get them pheromone traps ready, they do work. The major cause of maggot damage to apples and pears is the caterpillar of the Codling Moth. Also the major cause of maggot damage to plums and gages is the caterpillar of … Continue reading

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The Blackthorn or Sloe blossom is well in flower now.

The Blackthorn or Sloe blossom is well in flower now, in fact some of it is beginning to drop. Unless we have some late frosts, it should be a bumper crop of sloes this year.

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