Sometimes in veg-growing, as in life, the golden oldies are the best.
Older 'heritage' veg varieties aren't often found in the shops, as they aren't uniformly shaped, sometimes don't store or travel well, and are difficult to harvest mechanically. That means the only way to enjoy their su…Read more
A. Luff & Sons Ltd - Ripley Nurseries
Welcomes you to Ripley Nurseries - Garden Centre and Farm Shop we are located on the Old Portsmouth Road coaching route between Cobham and Guildford just 2 miles from RHS Wisley in the Village of Ripley. Our Farm Shop is full of fresh produce and local products with a dedicated Florist and Garden Sundries department. We have been serving the local community since 1895 see our history page and among our patrons we served Sir Winston Churchill at Chartwell and Wimbeldon Tennis grounds.
Thinning apple fruits
You'll notice that many of the little apples on your apple tree will fall off during the month of June. Don't worry, it's the natural way the tree gets rid of surplus fruits. Those left may still be numerous and small. If you want larger, but slightly fewer fruits, thin out each cluster by removing the central ‘king fruit'. This is no loss as it won't grow properly, and it leaves the others to develop well.