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Snow in the Orchard January 2021

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Hens Turd Apple Variety – Nov 2020

I have a problem, this variety was given to me as scion wood. It is supposed to be a Hens Turd apple. I have no confirmed photo id of this variety, so I cannot verify it being correct. If anybody … Continue reading

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Dawlish Countryside Park Orchard – October 2020

Somewhere different and never been too before, and it has 2 orchards. This is Dawlish Countryside Park in Devon, UK. Continue reading

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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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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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