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Are your apples ripe?

“The apple will fall when it’s ripe!” It’s an old country saying which has served us well, but

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Stinging Nettles and Your Orchard

Nettles have a bad reputation amongst Smallholders. Although they sting and are invasive if left

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Blossom-time Events!

After storm Doris has finally blown away hopefully we will be treated to a warm Spring with

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Orchard Tasks for Spring

The buds of new beginnings are coming into life and the daffodils are out! After all that cold

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10 good reasons to make apple juice & cider

It's hard to top the taste of freshly pressed apple juice or carefully crafted homemade cider!

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Are your apples ripe?

The apple harvest is looking good this year. You may have heard on the news recently that this

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How to store your apples

You may be too busy for juicing over the next couple of weeks, you may want to wait for a sunny

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How do I preserve my apple juice?

You've pressed the apples from your very own trees and have oodles of delicious apple juice, but

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Common cider making questions!

The process of cider making is relatively straight forward, but if you’re new to cider making it

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'Juices as tasty as wine' from Kitchen Garden magazine

Many experienced apple lovers have long said that apple juice can express as broad a range of

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'Get Juicing!' feature in Grow Your Own magazine

Are your fruit racks full to the brim and windfalls gathering on the ground? Don't worry - you

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Try drying!

Drying is the oldest way of preserving food known to man. Flavour, aroma and nutrients are all

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'Hot off the press!' from Grow Your Own magazine

Wondering what to do with your ripe fruit and veg? Vigo has many years of experience in blending

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Try bottling fruit!

Bottling in preserving jars is a time-honoured way of preserving fruit and is one of the only

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Elderflower Cordial

As the warm spring weather enlivens the trees with fresh green leaves and delicate blossoms,

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10 top tips on planting apple trees!

Growing more of our own produce is becoming a big priority as food prices rise and we’re more

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Is my cider ready to drink?

At its simplest cider is ready to drink when it tastes good. But being ready to drink and being

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It's time to prune!

Winter and Spring are the time to prune the apple trees in your orchard or garden. Proper care

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Ann Somerset Miles’ guide to making cider, wine & apple juice in Organic Gardening magazine

Gardener and writer Ann Somerset Miles bought and restored an orchard, giving her much

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Help! I've acquired an orchard!

If you have recently acquired an orchard and feel a little overwhelmed, then help is here!

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