Apple growing, a cautionary tale.

I have an allotment. On it is a large fruit cage, taking up a third of the plot and in which I grow, reasonably successfully, soft fruit. I have raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries,  blackcurrants and red currants. The allotment rules don’t allow me to plant trees in the ground, so I am unable to plant…

Six on Saturday – 5/8/2017

Dahlias and Japanese anemones are definitely flowers of the second half of summer. I'm impatient for them to start flowering, then depressed when they do. One. Dahlia 'Orange Cushion'. There is not the remotest possibility of this dahlia ever being mistaken for nearly red or nearly yellow. It's a bang down the middle orange. I've…