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Grafting Stone Fruit during the winter

I have no problems in grafting stone fruit (plums, apricots, peaches, almonds, nectarines etc) during the winter. As long as you remember 2 things. 1 – Stone fruit do not produce lots of callus tissue, unlike apples and pears. Therefore … 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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A really nice looking apple – Scott Winter

A really nice looking apple – Originated in 1796 at Westfield, Connecticut. First introduced by Dr. Hoskins of the Scott Farm, Newport, Vermont. A favourite dessert apple for those who like them tart. Flavour improves with storage. Highly valued for … Continue reading

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Winter is with us this year, in the orchard.

After weeks of flooding before Xmas, and a few days of frost. We finally got a covering of snow. After a couple of days we got approx 30cms, but the forecast for next week, is a sudden change to unusually … Continue reading

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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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Getting Ready for Winter Planting 2

Now all the grass stubble has been burnt off, its now time to break throu the clay, and introduce some humus.

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Getting Ready for Next Autumn/Winter

Yes I am already thinking about next autumn and winter, and the next area for planting fruit trees.  A strip of land previously sprayed with weedkiller, and it has died off. To get a clean strip I do a controlled … Continue reading

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