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The first of this years cider is finally done, and just in time. This weekend it is being sold at the Welsh Cheese and Cider festival at the Gower Heritage Centre (Sat 11th May 10am-11pm & Sun 12th May 10am - 7pm).
On sale we have:
Given we had a hard frost last week it can feel like winter is never going to end, but spring is coming faster than we think.
I had a look in the orchard this morning and the cherry plum is preparing to flower and the buds are already bursting.
Most fruit trees are actually two trees grown together. The roots of the tree are one variety (called the rootstock) and the top of the tree is another variety. This is done as the rootstock of the tree determines the end size of the tree to a large extent so if all of the trees in an orchard are planted on one kind of rootstock hopefully all the trees will end up of a similar size.
Well, I've now finally finished pruning the orchard. I've also decided to graft over one of my varieties of cider apple called Ashton Bitter with another variety called Ellis Bitter. The Ashton Bitter trees seem to be pernamently affected by a nasty looking fungal disease causing dieback which I had tested by Fera and was identified as Fusarium Lateritium and as they never fruit I've decided to cut my losses and grow a better variety.
After finally getting annoyed with having to write all the code manually and do the links I decided to install some WYSIWIG editors to take the strain out.
I have to say im impressed, not only does this editor not have an image upload/filebrowser function, but it also cant create internal links to save it's life, and this is apparently the best editor. Man im impressed.
Also it hates me being lazy and using the br tag and kindly removes them from every page I used them on forcing me to reformat every page, if only Planetside 2 wasnt still down :(
Been trying to change the blog name from admin's blog. Apparently my choices are:
You can't make this up even if you try.
Well, the website is launched, kinda. Theres no real content yet and the template needs altering to more appropriate colours but were here.
Also can't resist...
Ahem... ill go get my coat shall I...