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.

How To Bird Net Your Fruit Trees

There is only one sure way to keep the birds off your fruit – and that’s to bird net.

The First Espalier Prune of the Season

This afternoon I pruned the lateral shoots on my Nashi Espalier. This quick prune keeps things fruitful and promotes fresh shoots, the very same cost were I to leave them to go wild. Cause fruit is whats its all about right…  and a tightly controlled ship. I admit it. Go along each branch and reduce […]