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Three Plum varieties already ripe for 2017 – Mirabelle Countess, Najdena & Aprikyra

Amazingly we have 3 plum varieties that are being grown outside that are already ripe. Whats even more, is they look very similar. The 2 photos above are a variety called Mirabelle Countess. The above 2 varieties are called Najdena … Continue reading

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Cherries Splitting – Erratic Watering

A common problem with many cherry varieties, is splitting or cracking, caused by erratic watering. The only cure to getting over this problem is to install an irrigation system of some sort.

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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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Cherries Splitting – Erratic Watering

Its been a bad year this year with certain varieties beginning to ripen, and then due to erratic watering from above, many of the fruits have started to split. So much so the ants have found them and are beginning … Continue reading

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2014 Flowering times (updated 25th April 2014)

This is just a list of actual flowering / pollination times for 2014. This year has been an early year, due to no snow and virtually no frost. It is my intention to keep this list up to date and … Continue reading

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Cherry Aphids or Blackfly (Myzus cerasi)

Got to get out tonight spraying me cherry trees. It only seems certain varieties are susceptible. Even thou it is reported that they do no harm and I quote from RHS “Distorted foliage on cherries is unsightly on ornamental trees … Continue reading

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Homemade Cherry Pie – Ohhhh

In my travels, I came across a local cherry tree that is well over 30 ft tall. Every year it has masses of 1cm diameter fruit on, but normally the blackbirds strip every single one. But for some reason this … Continue reading

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The Weevils are here

Well the common green weevil is here again this year. It can be very disastrous for new fruit and nut trees. OK they are only about for a few weeks, but they can strip a young tree of all of … Continue reading

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