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Spring sowings and stuff

I’ve been back at work a week and a half now and the holiday seems like eons ago. Got lots done though, including set up new veg plot for Jethro and Hannah – now growing them some plants to put … Continue reading

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Since Seedy Sunday

So it’s high time I did a diary update. As mentioned last time, I’ve been down a bit of a techy blogging rabbit-hole. But I’ve still been in the garden and out and about a bit. Following my trip to … 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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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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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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Pruning fruit trees in March

Just editing this to add that I wrote an update. I’ve spent lots of time since November pruning the apple and pear trees, so I thought it was time for a ‘how-to’ blog post. Most of what I need to … Continue reading

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March 2009

Well, welcome to my gardening blog. I’m going to try and update it each month. So I’ll start with a quick round-up of what’s being going on in February and early March. About half the trees in the orchard have … Continue reading

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Pruning Day

I’ve pruned three trees today – the Indian bean tree in the back garden, and two apple trees, one of them a rather large Bramley. Here’s some before and after piccies. Please follow and like Home on the Hill:

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