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There is always something to do in an orchard. But this was a suprise.

You have been attacked by swarms of aphids. Canker and mildew have been almost controlled. But this came right out the blue. We do occasionally have Muntjac deer, but never Roe deer. We thought there was something going on, with … Continue reading

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Grape variety ‘Dea’

The fruit is very large with a yellow skin colour, with the fruit ripe towards the end of September outside. The taste is fruity and juicy. It can be quite a vigorous grower, and it is self pollinated. It can … Continue reading

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Grape – Muscat Blue seedless

Grape – Muscat Blue seedless growing outdoors as a single stem cordon. This is a particularly useful disease resistant variety producing excellent juicy blue/black grapes. It crops reliably and can be used for dessert or wine.

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Now is the time I prune my Grapes

This time of year is when I always prune my grapes. I then know which branches are dead and which are going to be trained. All of my varieties are grown as single stem cordons. Some years the stem may … Continue reading

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NT Greenway, Devon – Agatha Christie wrote here,

NT Greenway, Devon was much more of a pleasure to visit from a gardeners perspective. Greenhouses, Grapes, Peaches, Apricots, Figs, Apples are all part of the estate. Yet another huge Sweet Chestnut (castenea) tree by the car park, and another … Continue reading

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Old Grape vine saved – I hope

As if only by luck I happened to visit an elderly lady, on the very day a guy was digging up and binning her recently deceased husbands grape vines. He used to be a master vitner, and was a purchasing … Continue reading

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