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Top Tips for Pruning Apple, Plum & Pear Fruit Trees

Pruning fruit trees for production and health – How to prune fruit trees  While many people choose to prune their plants to keep them looking good, when it comes to pruning fruit trees it is really important to keep up with their regular pruning to encourage production and to keep them healthy. Generally speaking, if the […]

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Harvest Apples

Harvest apples Whether you’ve got  one apple tree in a tiny back garden or what amounts to a mini orchard, this is the time of year when you can indulge in one of my (many!) gardening passions – harvesting tree-ripe apples as the early autumn sun warms your back …and then, before you even think […]

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Maggotty Apples – Yuk!!

Maggotty Apples There really is nothing worse than sinking your teeth into an apple to find that you have a mouthful of delicious fruit and also a mouthful of ‘maggot’, maggot droppings and general gunge or sometimes just the last two without the ‘maggot’ itself. Grim either way!! As the apple harvesting season gets underway […]

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Ensure this year’s apple crop to be the best ever.

Ensure this year’s apple crop to be the best ever. Our fruit trees are beginning to show off their fruit. We can now clearly see the shape of our crop, and this year has been quite a good year for most of my fruit trees, there were very few late frosts and the fruit set […]

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