We’ve had a mixed year on our allotment plot orchard. Here’s a round-up of the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
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.
I’m seeing a lot of fruit-damage this year, both the classic damage caused by of codling moth larvae and beak-wounds from feathery foes.