April in the Orchard

Autumn marks the beginning of dormant sprays. So clean your backpack sprayer out and get ready to copper if your stonefruit had bacterial infections (cankers, oozing sap, cracks in bark, yellowing leaves followed by premature leaf fall) or leaf curl. Do this at leaf fall. Two of my apples had black spot so I’ll do […]

August in the Orchard

The earlicheer are flowering beneath the fruit trees and the daffodils are pushing their way through – in another month the orchard will be pretty as a picture! Copper spraying time is here for those of you that had either blackspot on apples or leaf curl, brown rot or bladder plum on stonefruits. (Only spray […]