Sunday June 15th is Father's Day - a day which is meant for us to give thanks for our fathers/grandfathers/fathers-in-law etc. This year, why not give Dad something to truly make him smile.
Apples on the tree, nuts on the bush and brambles heaving with blackberries. Yup - Autumn is here.
So we're going straight down the comfort route and bringing you the ultimate crumble... enjoy!
Ultimate fruit and nut crumble – a bit of comfort in a cold snap!
Careful and judicious pruning creates room to grow,
and will deliver fuller, healthier fruits more quickly
One of the joys of gardening is that patience is usually rewarded.
Plants increase in size and impact as time passes and fruit trees are no exception.
Understandably, however, an oft repeated question runs along the lines of "how do I get more fruit, more quickly?"
There are a number of golden rules in gardening but the most important of them all is summed up in "as ye sow so shall ye reap."
The science (and sometimes the snake-oil) can run deep when it comes to fruit tree pollination.
You could read endless books and research studies on how to optimise your orchard with a diversity of cross-pollinators to achieve a bumper crop.
For most growers, it's actually pretty straightforward to get the right results. This guide should take the confusion out of how best to pollinate your fruit trees.