How To Prune A Fruit Tree

Fruit Tree Pruning Pruning is necessary to promote good plant health, remove damaged limbs, encourage new growth, and maintain shape. There are five basic pruning cuts, each aimed at producing a different effect. To produce more or better blossom and fruits. To develop or maintain a desired size, shape and appearance. Most of us have small gardens. Prune to save Continue reading


Choice of Pollinating Variety (Apples) Pollination made simple. Most suburban situations provide good pollen due to the close proximity of other gardens. It is not always necessary to have pollinators if the bees and other pollinating insects are generous with their visits. If you have no other Apple tree close by then select two varieties Continue reading

Calendar of care

To achieve the best results from your fruit we recommend you  follow this simple guide which is laid out in seasonal form. You may question whether you should spray your trees with chemical sprays. In our own nursery we are very anxious to encourage the control of pests by natural predators. These are usually larger Continue reading

Soft Fruit Culture

Introduction Soft fruit commences cropping the year after planting. They are therefore, a particularly good investment. They are inexpensive to buy, produce good yields, do not require much space and are particularly valuable for small gardens. Choice of Variety All the varieties we offer are suitable for your garden and if given reasonable care will Continue reading

Pest and Disease

An Easy Guide to the Recognition of the More Common Pests and Diseases AphidsSmall winged or wingless insects found clustered together on leaves and shoots in large numbers. Often coloured green (greenfly) but other colours possible. Cause curling and distortion of leaves and growing tips. Sometimes, especially in the case of plums ‘honeydew’ is excreted Continue reading

Summer Pruning

How to Summer Prune 1) Pruning Bush Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Cobnuts, Filberts and Figs – First Winter Pruninga) Apples and PearsLate autumn-winter prune main leader back to 10 inches, cut just above a bud facing opposite way to previous year (gives straight stem), remaining side branch leaders cut back by half length – to Continue reading