Monthly Archives: May 2011

Toy, err, tool shopping

The last few weeks have had lots to write about and little time to do so. A late freeze threatened the early plantings, heavy rains delayed later planting, and just when things were starting to stabilize and all planting was … Continue reading

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Bending the Bramley

Bramley’s Seedling is my current hardship case in the orchyard. By most strains of thought I should have cut the tree down and replanted a new one years ago, but it somehow keeps growing despite everything that weather, animals, and … Continue reading

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An early dashing

Last autumn I expanded the orchyard by planting several new perennials.  While the pears and quince seem to have come through the winter OK, the rest of the group seem to have not done as well.  Of two hazelnut plants, … Continue reading

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From stick to tree

Last winter I planted two quince trees in the orchyard. I had dug holes when I ordered the trees, and the plan had been to plant them in late autumn before winter arrived. Unfortunatly I ordered them from a nursery … Continue reading

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