Pondering Pruning and New Fruit Trees

Oh, the difference when we ponder! It’s a game-changing state of mind. And it is my gift to you this May – to send you off for a tool-free wander, to ponder your winter’s pruning. Having no tools to hand takes the pressure off, making it the perfect pre-prune exercise for those of you who […]

Boost Your Fruit Trees This Autumn

Leaves are turning gold and starting to fall, marking the end of a cycle of growth and the beginning of another as the leaf donates its goodness back to earth. All those tiny openings left by detached leaves makes it a prime time to get a biological (or copper if fungal infections persist), spray on. […]

How to Pick and Store Plums

There’s a small window, a perfect moment when fruit is ripe for picking. The only way you catch it is by keeping an eye on your crops. With a plum harvest, I reckon it’s just before it hits the ground. Pick your plums when the skin has that gorgeous dusky bloom on it and when […]

How to Summer Prune Stonefruit

Plums, Apricots, Peaches, Nectarines, Almonds and Cherries are all stonefruit and best pruned in summer when they finish fruiting. There’s a few good reasons to prune them now rather than winter.