How To Thin Fruit (And Why You Need To)

For top quality fruit and a better performing tree – thin your fruit this month! Thinning removes the excess to improve the remainder – and it’s a lovely job, so peaceful among the fruit trees. I thin because thinning looks after my trees. It lightens their load. (I love the thought of a benevolent being […]

How To Grow Great Citrus

Citrus are fussy darlings, deeply sensitive to wind, wet feet, dry feet and frost. The foothill’s of the Tararua’s is not their ideal which means I need to work harder to drum up some citrus action. How to Grow Great Citrus Best time to plant is when you are sure of no more frosts – […]

It’s Time To Feed Your Fruit Trees

Deciduous Fruit Trees Before feeding comes weeding. If you didn’t free your trees in Autumn – now is good … before the weeds get their spring grow on. Grass is so damn competitive – such an efficient gobbler of nutrients. The trees need ’em, not the grass! Feeder roots are shallow so give them some […]

How To Prune Redcurrants And Blackcurrants

Pruning currants makes the wickedest difference to the amount and quality of fruit because the fruits come on young wood. Left unpruned, the harvests become increasingly pathetic – too much old unproductive wood! An annual winter prune and a spring feed will inspire the new wood to come through, netting yourself a haul of about […]