Monthly Archives: June 2017

First outdoor Apricots “Ninfa” of 2017 season

First outdoor Apricots “Ninfa” of 2017 season. Well I had to gather them, as we are experiencing gusty winds and they were being knocked off. They look like they another 2 weeks of ripening. So they are now in a … Continue reading

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Looks like a bumper crop of ‘Marigoule’ Sweet Chestnuts this year

Looks like a bumper crop of ‘Marigoule’ Sweet Chestnuts (Castanea Sativa) this year, or I hope it is. This is a small 6 year old grafted tree, that is covered in flowers. The flowers are long yellow catkins, mostly of … Continue reading

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We are pleased to offer Leicestershire Heritage Apple trees as Bare Rooted

This year we are pleased to offer for sale Leicestershire Heritage Apple trees as Bare Rooted for shipping this coming winter. We give support to the ‘Leicestershire Heritage Apple Project’ by supplying rootstocks for their grafting workshops and the growing … Continue reading

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Greenhouse – Red Spider Mite

One of my customers showed me there peach tree growing in there greenhouse. The leaves were very mottled and were beginning to drop prematurely. The actual fruit did not seem to be progressing to there normal size. This is one … Continue reading

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Bad case of Powdery Mildew of Grapes

This photo illustrates a bad case of Powdery Mildew (Erysiphe necator) on Grapes. This is one of the most common diseases of grapes. Initial symptoms of powdery mildew appear on leaves, then on the fruit, then on the bark of … Continue reading

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