Knowledge Base

A Guide to Growing Strawberries

A Guide to Growing Strawberries

21st Dec 2021

Let’s start with some background. Did you know that strawberries aren’t actually berries? From a strictly botanical point of view, they are actually classed as ‘aggregate accessory fruit’ – which do … read more
A Guide to Pruning Pear Trees

A Guide to Pruning Pear Trees

19th Oct 2021

Annual pruning is one of the most important jobs for the home orchardist, and for several reasons:It helps form a sturdy tree. Formative pruning makes sure the tree is evenly balanced, with a strong … read more
Blueberries

Blueberries

Posted by David on 19th Oct 2021

Blueberries are part of a large genus called Vaccinium, which forms part of the heather family. They are found growing wild across much of North America, from Nova Scotia in Canada down to the south … read more
Cordon fruit trees

Cordon fruit trees

Posted by David on 19th Oct 2021

Cordons are a single main stem, with very short side branches which are pruned back hard to only 10cm or so from the main stem. Fruit appears on spurs on these short side shoots, and this method can … read more
A Guide to Fruit Rootstocks

A Guide to Fruit Rootstocks

19th Oct 2021

The choice of rootstock is probably the most important decision you have to make when buying any top fruit tree - arguably even more important than the choice of variety! Get it wrong and you could … read more