It’s my 2023 fruit growing round-up! The highs and the lows, the good and the bad, the weird and the wonderful.
Checking back in with our fig tree, badly frost-pruned in May 2021, to see just how strong its regrowth has been.
Monica talks about her interest in historical food and orchard cookery, shares her favourite fruit recipes and offers biffin-making tips.
In which I re-post a selection of how-to articles that will help you get the best from your apple and pear harvests this autumn.
In which I see if I can uncover the origins of the classic chilled fruit-and-bread dessert.
The orchard spaces within these famous gardens are hidden gems that provide plenty of fruit tree interest.
I grew my newly-grafted apple trees in a mature Hügelkultur bed last year and was quite impressed with the results.
Follow the lifecycle of a single apple bud from dormancy to harvest, in this series of 40+ photos.
The best laid plans of orchardists gang aft aglay when apple tree diseases get involved, including my latest grafting experiment.
This fascinating history of orchards and in the English landscape is essential reading for pomologists and social historians alike.