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2019 DNA Testing – Fruit Tree Leaves sent off today.

Coming to the end of June is the last time for sending in fruit tree leaf samples for DNA Analysis. These were sent to East Malling Research Establishment via Fruitid. I have sent 8 leaves of the following, and hopefully … Continue reading

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Cockington (Devon) Orchard 2016

This is a view of the orchard mainly planted 5 years or so ago Further on from the previous plantings these look like they were planted last year. Yet again none of them have any name tags. But it looks … Continue reading

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Dartmouth (Devon) Community Orchard 2016

Another orchard visit whilst traveling through Cornwall and Devon. This time it is Dartmouth (Devon) Community Orchard we are visiting. We meant to drop by last year, but we could not find it. You will need to be very fit … Continue reading

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Rabbit ring fence around orchard – missed a bit

I thought I had managed to ring fence my orchard against rabbits. But I was always a bit suspicious when the odd shoot of an apple tree was nipped off or a bit of bark was missing. I started thinking … Continue reading

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The ultimate Rabbit Ring Fencing of Orchard

Its one of them jobs that I wish I had done, before I had laid out our orchard over 20 years ago. All the headaches over trying to stop rabbits from chewing the apple shoots, and the bark stripping, might … Continue reading

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I thought I was covered this winter ??

Right – I have the rabbit guards on all the trees, I have mouse bait in feeders, I have squirrel traps laced with peanut butter. What else can go wrong. The rabbits are now having a go at the exposed … Continue reading

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Desolate winters day down the Orchard

A bitter late December 2014 winters day. A northerly wind blows the smoke from the Rugby Cement works chimney. Went down to sub zero temperatures, with no real warming up during the day. A watery cloudless sky, denotes another bitter … Continue reading

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NT Killerton, Devon – October 2014

National Trust Killerton, Devon is one of their flagship properties. There are some very ancient Sweet Chestnuts (Castenea), producing a bumper crop of nuts this year. One of the Sweet Chestnuts is huge, with some branches being propped up. We … Continue reading

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Cockington, Devon

An off the cuff visit to Cockington, happened to be on the same day as the ‘Apple Day’. We was only going to visit the Orchard and have a Clotted Cream Tea. The ancient cider press was put into action … Continue reading

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Buy an apple orchard – Now – At less than trade prices

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