Monthly Archives: July 2015

Seikō shita shokubutsu eisei kensa wa – Nihon e no puramu o shukka shimasu

Seiko shita shokubutsu eisei kensa wa – Nihon ni puramu daigi to ho o shukka shimasu. Tsugi no suteppu wa fuyu jikan ni kyushi jotai no butsuri-tekina jizen shukka kensadesu. Sonoaida ni aburamushi ni taisuru `shuchu’ funmu seiken o iji … Continue reading

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Successful Plant Health inspection – to ship Plums to Japan

Successful Plant Health inspection – to ship Plum rootstock and scions to Japan. Next step is the physical pre shipping inspection when dormant in winter time. In the meantime got to keep an ‘intensive’ spraying regime against aphids. As aphids … Continue reading

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Summer chip budding

Just what do you do with any winter grafted rootstocks that have failed. Well you can either do T budding or chip budding. Either way you need bud sticks that have plump buds in the leaf axials. Then away you … Continue reading

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Ripe Cherries – ‘Karina’

This the last of my cherry varieties that have been gathered (apart from Montmorency and Morrelo cooking cherries). Very large bunches of cherries all ripening at the same time. Now the bird netting will have to come off and go … Continue reading

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Ripe Apricots ‘OrangeRed’ and ‘SweetRed’

Ripe Apricots ‘OrangeRed’ and ‘SweetRed’. There were not many on these trees, as they are relatively young. The ‘SweetRed’ size was very large 60mm diameter, and had quite an acid taste. Not unpleasant but with an underlying sweetness. On the … Continue reading

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Update on Apricot ‘Kioto’

With my previous blog entry for the beginning of June http://www.gb-online.co.uk/gb-wordpress/?p=1248. I thought I had better do an update  on the position of apricot ‘Kioto’ as they are very close to being ripe.

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Peach ‘Avalon Pride’ just about ready to pick

Peach ‘Avalon Pride’ just about ready to pick. There are lots more but they are far from being ripe.

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Hopefully a bumper crop of Japanese Plums ‘Beauty’

It looks promising for this year, the crop of Japanese plums ‘Beauty’ They are just beginning to start turning colour.

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Update to my Rabbit problems in my orchard 2015

I thought I had better update my previous message with regards to my rabbit problems in my orchard. The rabbit disappearing underneath my shed http://www.gb-online.co.uk/gb-wordpress/?p=1189 Well we put concrete block around the front, with just a square opening to allow … Continue reading

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Montmorency cherries are ripe

Montmorency cherries are 2 weeks earlier (7th July)  than Morello cherries (21st July). These are cooking cherries also known as Duke cherries or sour/acid cherries, can be used in pies etc and cocktails. The bushes are dripping with Montmorency cherries, … Continue reading

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