Grow Your Own
Top Tip: Between now and February it’s the time to prune you top fruit, that’s apples and pears. Don’t prune any trained fruit trees just the ones gowning in the open garden.
Click on the link below for a short video on pruning apples:
Top Tip: Lift and divide rhubarb crowns to renew the vigour of the plant(s).
Top rhubarb tip no. 2: Cover rhubarb with a rhubarb forcer to get an early crop
Top Tip: Apply grease bands now to prevent winter moth caterpillars and other nasties crawling up the trunk of fruit trees.
Top Tip: Have fleece ready to cover winter leaf salads such as lettuce.
Top Tip: Protect peaches and nectarines from wet weather with clear polythene; this prevents peach leaf curl, which currently has no chemical control available.
Top Tip: Apply grease bands to fruit trees to prevent winter moths from climbing up the trunk to lay their eggs.
Top Tip: Good time to plant raspberry canes!