How To Plant Fruit Trees (And Bravely Prune Them)

Put a $10 tree in a $20 hole! Dig Dig a 20 litre hole If you are on clay, puncture the bottom of your hole by pushing your garden fork in as far as it will go If you are on sand line the bottom of your hole with wet newspaper Mix the original soil […]

The Perfect Raspberry Frame

This here is the raspberry frame I wish I’d made. Seeing it in action the summer after we’d built ours was bad luck for us, but hopefully not too late for you! Create two rows, 400mm apart using 1.8 waratah’s on an angle at each end of the row to make a “v” shape. Make […]

To Copper Spray, Or Not?

Cankers, oozing sap, fruit scab, fruit rot, leaf spots, leaf curl or mildew are all signs bacteria or fungus are ruling the roost in your orchard. Today, I want to look at two ways to manage these infections: short term remedies of copper and lime sulfur, long term holistic loveliness. We don’t need to be […]

Get Ready To Prune

There’s no doubt about it – I’m a look ahead kind of girl. I love a plan and a pre anything ponder. And this is what I’m advocating for today – a wander through your fruit trees for (you guessed it), a pre prune ponder. Free The Ties As you wander remove any ties. If […]