May in the Orchard

Citrus all need a layer of homemade compost, a top up of mulch and monthly liquid feeding while they are in production mode. Make sure they have some extra shelter if they are young. Mine are still babies, so this winter I’ve made little walls from the strawbale festival seating to cut our cold south […]

April in the Orchard

Three apple trees left to pick – Monty’s Surprise (pictured), Mother, Tydemans Late and one pear – Winter Nellis. These late ones are the keepers, so make sure they are properly ripe first. This is a real knack and I talked about this recently, so won’t repeat myself. Overripe and they’ll go mushy in storage […]