I’ve been shunning the standard advice and only winter pruning trained apple trees for three years now. Here’s how it’s going.
A recently published research paper has outlined some of the possible implications of climate change for orchard growers.
Spring-time in the orchard and beautiful blossom buds are about to burst into life. So why is it such a tense and worrying time..?
We’ve had a really good year for blossom in the back garden, with crab apple ‘John Downie’ putting on a splendid display.
Two nights of bad weather after early blossom has bloomed is bad news, but hopefully not the end of this year’s crop.
It’s every orchardist’s worse-case scenario: a sharp frost forecast just as the blossom is starting to open…
2020 has been a rather excellent year for fruit blossom. Here’s a gallery of some examples I’ve seen in various places.
A healthy display of blossom should hopefully mean a few fruits to enjoy later in the year.