Looking like it’s going to be a bumper year in the orchard.
We planted the trees in September 2008 so this is our second summer and the trees are well and truly established. We’ve had to do very little other than we gave them a light prune last Autumn by taking about 4 inches off the end of each branch and made sure we watered them in dry spells.
In the Spring we covered the blossom with fleece when frost was forecast which seems to have paid off.
Not so great with the pears though.
We had loads on both the Conference and Doyenne Du Commice in the Spring, but they’ve all disappeared over the summer, and now we only have a couple on each tree. 😦