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Tags archives: fruit

Look to the future now…

Back in the summer, a friend of mine served me some delicious pink elderflower cordial. When I asked what she’d put in it, she replied “nothing - it’s from my red elder!” I cou[...]

To Pot Or Not To Pot?

“Can I grow it in a pot?” is possibly the gardening question I get asked most frequently of all. As gardens get ever-smaller and people get ever more keen to do a bit o[...]

Muck & Magic

I have a confession to make. As a ‘professional gardener’ I haven’t used good old-fashioned farmyard manure in years. No trailers of stinky muck have been deposited on the dr[...]

Feeling Fruity

February may seem like a strange time to be thinking about growing fruit, but it’s actually the ideal moment to get going if you fancy a summer full of luscious juicy berri[...]

In Due Season - November

This is the month of clearing and planting. In all parts of the garden, move spent plantings and crops and compost or burn. Cut-down dead perennials and shred the prunings. Sweep u[...]

Fruit aftercare

Pruning is the main regular job, and the tress should be sprayed as a matter of course against pests and diseases. Check stakes and ties when you prune and at intervals in between.[...]

Other fruit

The two most often encountered fruits which do not fit the general categories are figs and grapes. Figs are hardy but need shelter and warmth if the fruit is to ripen. They are [...]

Planting Fruit

Apples and pears need an open position, well prepared, well drained soil (pears will stand slightly wetter ground) and a slightly acid soil (pH 5.5-6.5). Plums like similar conditi[...]

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