Top Fruit Harvesting

How to: Pick Apples and Pears

Top fruit harvest season is here, so it’s time for a guide to picking apples and pears the safe and careful way.

Orchard Work

Thinning Out Apple and Pear Fruitlets

Fruit thinning is an essential operation to carry out to improve your chances of better quality fruit this year and more fruit buds next year.


Top-Fruit Blossom, Spring 2020

2020 has been a rather excellent year for fruit blossom. Here’s a gallery of some examples I’ve seen in various places.

Orchard Work Top Fruit Pruning

Another Holly Mount Pruning Session, February 2020

A grey but dry and hugely enjoyable Sunday afternoon was well spent on helping to finish off this year’s winter pruning work.