We have a maintenance calendar that guides us as to the jobs that we need to do each month. 

Don’t worry if some of these tasks seem technical. There are experienced members who are very happy to share their knowledge and know-how with you.

May

We will be giving the trees a second feed, check for pests and disease, hand pollinate trees if the weather has been too bad for flying bees and other insects, water trees in prolonged dry spells, and remove any dead or damaged branches.

June

This is the time to thin out the numbers of fruit if they are going to be too much for the branches to bear. We will also prune the plum trees (only done in summer to guard against the Silver Leaf fungus), monitor pests and diseases, and use eco-friendly sprays against pests.

July

We will be giving the trees a second feed, check for pests and disease, hand pollinate trees if the weather has been too bad for flying bees and other insects, water trees in prolonged dry spells, and remove any dead or damaged branches.

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