Jiva bought this tree on my 60th and it was planted next to the caravan with the help of Afriqnmun, Nigel, Iris, Verity and Michal and
It's on an MM106 stock, the blurb says it will be about 3m after 10 years. Moved to new site in Dec 2016.
Pruning as per info.
Apple trees follow a three year fruiting cycle. The first year side shoots, laterals, will grow; fruit buds will form on these shoots in the second year and will fruit in the following year.
Allow the laterals to fruit and then cut them back to within an inch of the leader to encourage other laterals.
Cordon: Plant at 45° Cut back no more than a third to curtail side shoot overgrowth. Prune all side shoots, laterals, to 3" in July on which fruit buds will form in the coming winter. Trim back any extra spurs that grow on these laterals.
- Attempt repairs to northern bund
- 27th: Received Copper rod
- 20th: Copper rod ++ https://www.metals4u.co.uk/copper/c3/copper-round-bar/c34
01937 534318 £30 for 1m of 1/2"
- 7th: Flax tarpaulin arrived, tis ok
- 4-6th: Cleared area for turning by wagon in triangle field.
- 2nd: Cornwall Wood Treatment: 01209 820878
1st: Tavistock: Wood and transport lime ??
Build three pillars as short version of north beam support.
Maybe four pillars 2.1 metre centres
- Change batteries by 20th and or reconfigure to 3 + 1
- Decide on location for fig and build ***
- Consider wire mesh for crop cage May 2017
For lower surrounds to keep out mice 22g 13mm
(10m x .6m) Tavy Woodlands £17.50+VAT
- Clear greenhouse, transplanted lettuce, sown leeks, small bed for garlic and odd alliums,
- 28th: Wood bed border by greenhouse
- 27th -28th: Check out flax canvas treatment
- 23rd -26th: Deer fencing 23%
- 24th: Vision Express - checked thinning note sent
- 24th: NE Payment - send new bank details
- New 'bender' OK 61%
- New shelter for generator and gardening tools 100%
- Move rich soil and clear bed for broad beans 100%
- 30th: Borax arrived
- 28: Tuai brought 12 bags of sand and 2 cement
- 27: New spec frames arrived and are at least as good as expected :)
- Bought oil, turps and borax 100%
As I intend to use borax to help preserve wood and canvas I am concerned about it's toxicity to plants:
Boron is an essential micronutrient which means it is essential for plant growth and development, but is required in very small quantities. Although Boron requirements vary among crops, the optimum boron content of the leaves for most crops is 20-100 ppm . . . Typical applications of actual boron are about 1.1 kg/hectare or 1.0 lb/acre but optimum levels of boron vary with plant type.
Unless used in small amounts -- such as 1/2 teaspoon in a gallon of water -- Borax is toxic to plants. . . . Or mix 1/2 cup of borax in a gallon of water and apply to the base of weeds to act as a liquid herbicide on the roots.
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