Category Archives: Fruit

Christmas outing to Packwood House, and SNOW!

Having been to Doddington Hall near Lincoln several Christmases running to see the decorations, we decided to try somewhere nearer to home. A quick google and we settled on Packwood House in Warwickshire. To be honest, the indoor decorations were … Continue reading

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Has it really been that long?

I was quite shocked when I sat down to write this post to realise I haven’t posted since Easter! I know I’ve been busy but Easter was ages ago – and the garden has grown so much that the plants … Continue reading

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Autumn diary

I had meant to try and write a short post each week, including diary updates of what I’ve been up to in the garden, but I got a bit sidelined into something else important. Oh well… So for this post … Continue reading

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Final notes on fruit tree pruning

I think I’ve got a bit obsessed about pruning my fruit trees – still, I think this is the last word on the matter. There are basically 2 schools of thought when it comes to how to prune apple and … Continue reading

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Compost City

So, this weekend was a busy family weekend, but we did manage to fit in a few hours in the garden today. Keith continued clearing the space for the tree planting in a few weeks. We have lots of neighbours … Continue reading

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Inspirational Trip to Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

We had been meaning to get to CAT for some time, mainly to take a look at the forest garden and polytunnels because they’re both ways we’d like to develop our garden. Plus, we really like it. But the trip … Continue reading

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Pruning fruit trees in March – part 2

Some years ago, I wrote a post about how to winter prune apples and pears, based on instructions from Bob Sherman, of Garden Organic. This post gets the most hits on this blog – it seems a topic many people … Continue reading

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Great Garden Plans 2012

Early in 2012, we decided to put the veg beds under cover in order to concentrate on a few projects – like getting the back garden and courtyard sorted. But then, when we thought about it, there were loads of … Continue reading

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I need a sit down

I’m just coming to the end of my week off and it’s been very productive. But I need to go back to work for a sit-down. The big achievements are that I finished pruning the orchard, and moved into the … Continue reading

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There’s so much to do….

So, it’s February and I’m fed up. Just after Christmas, I decided to crack on with the pruning in the orchard – and my shoulder problem returned. It was so bad I took a day off work to rest it … Continue reading

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