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Do you want a better Apple? Part 2

Do you want a better Apple?  Part 2Well first the good news, spur bearing apple trees naturally want to develop fruiting spurs. All we are doing is helping to promote this natural process.  In looking at your apple tree you will see a number of new laterals (shoots) which have developed this year. These will be in the body of the tree [...]

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Do you want a better Apple?

Do you want a better Apple?Well now’s the right time to do something that will improve the quality of your Apple trees.  Pruning, yes, it sounds difficult and complicated when reading the manuals, but it really boils down to two things, maintaining the desired shape of your tree and promoting the development of fruiting spurs. So for a rough rule [...]

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Tasty shoots – micro greens by another name!

Tasty shoots – micro greens by another name!We are in the middle of winter, with a garden too wet to trundle about in.  So it must be time to select new seeds, but what of the old ones, all those half used packets or ideas that seem great in the catalogs but never moved from the drawing board.  The answer is some [...]

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Winter salad

Winter saladI have to say almost your only chance now is that good old favourite cress, which I always consider is the best thing to happen to an egg sandwich, and surely everybody knows the routine with damp kitchen paper and how to coincide with a planting of its fiery companion mustard (its quicker growing so [...]

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Jerusalem !

Jerusalem !No, not the hymn, but the artichoke. This plant has many hidden virtues to commend itself. It originated from North America, is a member of the sunflower family, and at one time in the early 17th century was even more popular than potatoes. The virtues first: It is excellent for screening, growing up to 10ft [...]

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