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A botanist can be a very lonely life.

Again linked to my Rose tying post. My family have taken a photo of me, taking a photo of a very old Mulberry. It can be a lonely life being interested in fruit and nut trees. I see a tree … Continue reading

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Virus removal process

The virus removal process is straight forward but time consuming. Here is the process: Year 1) Graft infected wood onto a potted rootstock Year 2) Place growing tree into controlled heated environment to keep the tree at a constant 38C … Continue reading

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VAT rules on fruit trees here in the UK

Something that I came across, is that Persimmon trees here in the UK attract VAT on anybody buying them. I thought that strange as they are fruit and should be VAT free. Well here is the response from Inland Revenue. … Continue reading

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Callusing temperatures of Fruit and Nut trees

Many people ask me what are optimum callusing temperatures to ensure a good percentage of viable grafts. Nectarines/Peaches – 18-26 deg C Apricots/Cherries – 20 deg C Plums – 16 deg C Apples/Pears – 13-18 deg C Walnuts – 27 … Continue reading

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National Walnut Collection at Northwick Estate

A quick visit to the Walnut Collection at Northwick Estate as part of the National Plant Collections run by www.nccpg.com

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Getting ready for Winter

Got some free horse manure, so now I have to fork it out and put around me fruit and nut trees. Its a bit too fresh and not well composted, but beggars cannot be choosers. Applying it thinly around the … Continue reading

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2011 Hazel Harvest Statistics

This is the latest I dare leave it 15 August to gather the hazel nut harvest, or the whole crop might be reduced to just shells, via any  squirrels that I missed trapping. This year Cosford and Halls Giant came … Continue reading

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Weevil Response from Bayer

Weevil Response from Bayer Yes it does indeed appear you have an infestation of weevils which are not normally considered other than a very minor pest that do not normally need to be controlled.  The most common of the leaf … Continue reading

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