Monthly Archives: June 2020

There is always something to do in an orchard. But this was a suprise.

You have been attacked by swarms of aphids. Canker and mildew have been almost controlled. But this came right out the blue. We do occasionally have Muntjac deer, but never Roe deer. We thought there was something going on, with … Continue reading

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Fruit Growing Problems due to the Weather

Apricot dieback, is quite noticeable like the following photos that I took this spring? For me, this effect seems very bad this year. We have had it occasionally in previous years. We have had tests done, but nothing to indicate … Continue reading

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Exquisitely coloured purple fruitlet of crab apple Neville Copeland (Copeman)

In passing through my orchard, this particular variety caught my eye. It has vivid purple fruitlets, that show up against the green of the leaves. Very often grown as a pollinator, as it has a very wide flowering period. The … Continue reading

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Just a quick test message

Just a quick test message

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Comparison of a Normal Walnut (Juglans regia) and a ‘Coble’ – variety

A very large nut. Photo shows comparison to a normal walnut. A bit of a novelty due to its size, but still has large, nice and tasty nuts. Originates from Pennsylvania, USA. Scion wood will be available for shipping winter  … Continue reading

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