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Ye Olde Plum tree has fallen down

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Our old victoria plum tree has finally crashed to the ground, and killed my greenhouse!

It’s of no surprise, the crop of plums has been failing over the last six years, it’s estimated to be 200-250 years old! It was left over from the orchard before the house was built in the 1860s!

but left in its shadow are two smaller trees, that may fruit.

I do not have a chainsaw, and the trunk is too large for me to cut by electric saw or bow saw, so I’ve asked my neighbour to pop round with this chainsaw, to cut up into logs. (I don’t have a chainsaw yet!)

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Pestilence & Disease

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

This is why we don’t see many plums each year, the birds start to peck at my plums, and then the wasps come and finish them off!

wasps eating my victoria plums

wasps eating my victoria plums

click for a closer high resolution view - if you dare!

another close-up of wasps on my plums

another close-up of wasps on my plums

and then my tomatoe plants got struck by bl**dy blight!

tomatoe blight

tomatoe blight

My tomatoe plants have been doing very well this year outside, but in the last few five days, with the cooler, wetter weather, it looks like all my cordon varietys have been struck by blight!

Damn it!

Oh well, there’s always next year!

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Summer Harvest

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Un-earthed some more potatoes for tea this evening, this crop is from two tubers, planted in different bags.

and I thought I better pick me plums off the tree, we have an old victoria plum tree in the front garden, it’s very old, some people in the village think it was planted before the house was built, and the house was built in 1862! The plum tree is now crooked and hollow, and the number of plums it delivers each year dwindles now!

victoria plums

victoria plums

Some I’m surprised that this year, I’ve manged to save as many as this.

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