Fruit-cage & Orchard

December
  • On a bright day use a long cane to knock off mummified or rotten fruits from trees and bushes to stop these over-wintering problems
  • Re-touch or make sticky bands round fruit tree trunks to stop crawling pests such as Winter moth
  • Wrap new cloth or cardboard bands around trunks to trap crawling pests and remove and compost the old ones
  • Do get any leftover pruning done soon, especially of grapevines
  • Take the net off fruitcages as heavy snow may break it or the supports