Month: April 2018

Inarch grafting

This tree has been damaged by hungry rabbits in the winter. In order to rescue it I’ve planted two rootstocks next to it and grafted into the trunk above the damaged part. The rootstock is cut to reveal the cambium, inserted under the bark and sealed with a grafting wax.

Spring buds

Welsh Perry variety Gwehelog just starting to grow from bud grafted onto the Pyrus communis rootstock last August. The new growth has a few aphids taking some of that fresh spring sap. I’ll try my new home made ‘apichi’ pesticide on them tomorrow. It’s made from garlic, black pepper, chilli powder, ethanol, water, molasses and …

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