Monthly Archives: May 2012

That grass has just got to be cut around the orchard

Its that time of the year to keep the grass down, before it really gets to difficult. I used to put sheep in to keep the grass down. But it was to much bother, with most of the apples on … Continue reading

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Self Grafted Hawthorn branches

In just checking what branches needed cutting back for this year. I came across this Hawthorn tree that had 2 branches, that obviously had been rubbing together over the years and they had self grafted to each other.

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The bugs are here today

The bugs / insects are here today 9th May 2012. Not sure what they are, but there’s hundreds of them. It looks as thou these are good guys then. Adult St Mark’s flies (Bibio marci) are thought to be important … Continue reading

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I thought I would try and beat this summers drought

I thought I would try and beat this summers drought, by saving my own rain water from off my stables roof. Just a couple of 1000 litre IBC containers, a rain water diverter, and some pipework to connect the 2 … Continue reading

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