The best laid plans of orchardists gang aft aglay when apple tree diseases get involved, including my latest grafting experiment.
A few words of reasonable wisdom on ‘graffing’ from a learned C16th gentleman… plus a whole lot of apparent nonsense.
Here’s some eighteenth century advice on the best time to collect pear and plum scions and how to store them before grafting.
This historical document provides a fascinating insight into orcharding practises, and apple and pear varieties, of the C17th.
Here’s a quick summary of my various orchard-related activities so far this year.
Here’s how I went about creating a ‘family’ apple tree of six varieties, using the rind grafting technique.
The best laid plans of orchardists also gang aft a-gley, especially if you don’t think your clever ideas through properly…
Words of wisdom here on how to keep youngsters out of mischief by teaching them the art of apple tree grafting.
A shout out for Steven Edholm’s superb SkillCult blog, where he’s been offering grafting advice and talking about his apple breeding project.
Another 16th century mention for multiple-variety fruit tree grafting suggests it was quite a common practice for the time.