How to feed and mulch your fruit trees

The fruit trees are at their sweetest at this time of year – the promise of a harvest in the bees supping on the pretty blossoms. Are the bees in your fruit trees? The early plums are setting fruit already, the later ones still blossoming; and here come the pips – the buds are on […]

October in the Orchard

The plums are having babies. Tiny, wee new fruits, so precious! Keep an eye on how they develop. Thinning time will soon be upon us. Are your peaches or plums showing signs of leaf curl? It’s really too late to do anything, but do support them through this stressful time with regular foliar sprays of […]

October in the Vegie Patch

October is the get-ready-for-summer-abundance month! Boy oh boy there’s lots to get done if we are to grow enough to fill our pantries for winter.  Get ready people, but wait till conditions are perfect before planting out those heat loving crops. The October garden is an up and down affair. Hot days followed by cold, […]