Monthly Archives: August 2010

Hedgerow grafting

These photos were taken on the 23rd July. Left shows a Pitmaston Duchess pear cleft grafted onto a hawthorn. The graft has taken well but hasn’t put on much extension growth. This is probably due to the excessive shade created by nearby trees. The photo on the right shows my most successful graft this season. It’s […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 26th August 2010, under Edible landscapes,Orchards


Tree Nursery

The new nursery site was topped last week. I decided to top it rather than take hay off it in order to keep the fertility on site. Today I ran a mole plough through the site. This was a very impressive sight. Three tines are dragged through the soil at a depth of up to 18 inches. The […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 26th August 2010, under Orchards