Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Around the edge of the garden are some established fruit trees and bushes, among some flowering shrubs and other trees.
There are some old blackcurrant bushes, I am going to give them a heavy pruning, they did produce some fruit but not much and quality was poor.
I have no idea what apple tree this is, last year I did do some pruning and tidied it up a bit,
This year it has a collection of fruit on it not a vast amount but a big improvement on last year,
There are also 2 plum trees that I did not notice last year, they don't look in great shape
The ground beneath everything in this border is very congested with weeds and compact
I am clearing he ground beneath them and will top dress them with some Alpaca poo, I will prune all the fruit trees and bushes and come spring will give them another feed, if there is no improvement next year then it may be time to have them out and re-plant with something else.
The fruit bushes in the fruit cage are doing OK and the orchard fruit trees I planted down at the bee hives are doing fine, next year should see the starting to fruit.
Thursday October 28th 1982
Cut up more wood from hedge in field and piled up tree rubbish ready for bonfire.
Rep called from Young's, took order and left
2x5lt Blue marking fluid
Should have gone to view sheep from Elgen, but after rep left it got too late and dark.