Apples Bakker UK Spalding

Feeling Fruity

February may seem like a strange time to be thinking about growing fruit, but it’s actually the ideal moment to get going if you fancy a summer full of luscious juicy berries.

There are lots of reasons to grow your own fruit. First and foremost (for me, anyway) it’s about taste. Nothing, repeat, nothing prepares you for the first home-grown strawberry you taste, properly ripe and still warm from the sun. …Read More

Plums and cherry Maintenance

Plums and cherry Maintenance

Bushes and half-standards require as little pruning as possible. Do this in April to avoid infection by silver leaf disease. Cut out dead, diseased, badly placed and crossing branches completely, the more you cut back, the more unproductive regrowth will follow.
Dwarf pyramids and fans are trained in a similar way to apples and pears but you should delay the winter pruning until April. Pinch back shoots which are not needed …Read More