I just came across this great little guide for identifying and treating disease and infestations in fruit and nut trees. From here.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
While there's still warmth in the soil I thought I'd sow direct these heirlooms into our newly revamped produce area. In winter it is a sun trap until about 2pm.
Row one (closest to the house).
Before I sowed I turned over the soil with dolomite lime and blood and bone
Before laying down some straw and watering it all in. Around two sides Meg planted broad beans which we can tie against the fence.
Now with our winter seeds planted, our autumn produce booming (to the left and all around the garden), our summer onions, garlic, artichokes and potatoes stored in the cellar, and autumn and summer's fruit preserved in bottles or sun dried, we're ready for the cold dark spell.