What’s an orchardist to do? It’s been a lean year for pears, not helped at all by the pointy beaks of the local wildlife.
When it comes to perfect pears, practicing patience is the prudent path to proper picking.
Wondering how to i.d. a mystery apple or pear variety? Here’s a guide to: doing it yourself, asking an expert, and DNA testing.
Painswick Rococo Garden is an absolute delight for an orchard enthusiast, as I discovered on a visit in June 2021.
Spring 2021 has brought blossom, but also pest and physiological problems in Ordsall Hall’s heritage pear trees
Enjoy this selection of photos of the Hall’s heritage pear trees in full bloom a couple of weeks ago.
I’ve started putting together an index page of the archive recipes that I’m posting on the site.
Two nights of bad weather after early blossom has bloomed is bad news, but hopefully not the end of this year’s crop.
Another round up of videos, this time explaining the best way to cut and store scion wood for grafting.
Are your pears unpleasing to Persons of Quality? Professor Bradley has the answer.