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Planting soft fruit

November 4th, 2016

Newly arrived for sale are this seasons soft fruit,Raspberries,Blackcurrants, Gooseberries,and may more including Rhubarb which is classed as a vegetable and not a fruit. Many of the pots have five plants in for £8.00 which will give years of summer sorbets or better still clotted cream  and strawberries. AS it said`s on the telly,Treat yourself,it […]

Bumper fruit crops

September 4th, 2015

This year there is a bumper year for fruit. The  apple trees are  laden down with fruit. Because of the amount of apples being carried on  the tree`s, the size of the apples are a little on the small size. In the garden adjacent to the Garden Centre the fruit trees are a cornucopia (what a good word) of abundance. […]

Espalier apples

April 27th, 2015

Jasper wanted me to show of his Espalier apple trees along side the vegetable patch to prove how versatile fruit trees can be when grown and trained in difficult situations. Jasper is sat alongside four variety’s of apples and looking at the blossom, we should have a bumper crop from late summer onwards. Its a bank […]

January 29th, 2015

One of the most satisfying jobs that can be done at this time of year is the planting of soft fruit bushes. The phrase, Soft Fruit, mean those fruits generally grown in the garden such as raspberries, black currents and gooseberries, to name just a few. Once planted, the fruit bushes will quickly get established […]

Rosemoor RHS Gardens,Devon

September 19th, 2014

This week we had a visit to the RHS Gardens at Rosemoor as the weather was so nice,(plenty of sun and warmth).If you are  in the vicinity of Torrington in Devon then these gardens are really worth a visit. As you would expect from the RHS ,every thing is done to a really high standard, from […]

Fruit trees

September 4th, 2014

This year the apple trees have been groaning under the weight of the apples, festoon along their branches after a wonderful display of pink blossom in the spring. Using modern parlance ,a double whammy, pink  blossom and wonderful  fruit.  There is nothing better than picking a nice  juicy apple from your own tree, by passing Mr […]


August 14th, 2014

    One of my favourite fruits are plums ,especially the variety called Victoria ,which has to be the most popular plum planted in gardens. It is easy to grow, self fertile (only need one in the garden), plus a good cropper. Its only  question mark apparently, is it resistance to diseases. Growing here at Avery’s Garden […]

Espalier apple tree

April 24th, 2014

If space is short in the garden, why not train and grow an espalier fruit tree, such as this Coxs apple. Grown and trained with  the help of wires in the open or against a wall they are very space saving and can even be used to divided the garden up or be used as a screen. […]

Conference pear

April 10th, 2014

We all like to get value for our money and a return on our hard work and one of the ways this can be achieved  is by planting a fruit tree in the garden. In the spring they can be covered in blossom like the ornamental trees, but once established, they also have the added  bonus, of generously providing […]