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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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Easy way of planting large quantities of trees.

If you have a large quantity of trees to plant, you have got to think of a quicker method than just a spade. Especially when our land is clay based and at the moment it is unusually dry, and we … Continue reading

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The bugs are here today

The bugs / insects are here today 9th May 2012. Not sure what they are, but there’s hundreds of them. It looks as thou these are good guys then. Adult St Mark’s flies (Bibio marci) are thought to be important … Continue reading

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How to Cross Pollinate and Create your own Fruit Tree Variety

I started having a go at producing my own varieties of apple trees by cross pollinating. So I thought I would create my own How to Guide to share with others. But as with most things on the web, its  … Continue reading

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Top damage to newly planted fruit trees

There is always something, a few weeks ago it was mice chewing at the bottoms of the tree. Now I find on some of my newly planted trees, have had the tops chewed off, just clear of the 60cm high … Continue reading

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Church Orchard, Mason’s Orchard and Winslow’s Paddock, Portishead, Bristol – October 2011

Church Orchard, Mason’s Orchard and Winslow’s Paddock, all within Weston Moor  Reserve, Weston in Gordano, near Portishead. Three small orchards within the 70ha Weston Moor nature reserve in Weston in Gordano owned by Avon Wildlife Trust. Mostly are all cider … Continue reading

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Barrington Court, NT, Somerset – October 2011

Barrington Court, NT, Somerset is one of the untold secrets. Orchards and gardens formal and informal, all round one of my favourites so far.

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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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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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