Week 16

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 Going to start looking forward rather than back for the week in weatherforcast

Monday Bannockburn, Grafting and budding

My notes

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My first graft

First trim rootstock and remove all buds etc SAM_3282Make your fruit wood graft

SAM_3284Insert the fruit wood graft into root stock cut

SAM_3285and tape the graft tightly then apply wax to cut fruitwood

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The finished bed of grafts

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Tools and Equipment

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Three apple grafts  SAM_3292Trunk is cut

SAM_3294three cuts are made

SAM_3284each graft is cut flat on one side only

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Grafts are slide down into cut, bound tightly with a tape and then the stump and grafts are covered in wax

Grafting 

Tuesday and Wednesday was overnight away trip. I could not attend.

Thursday Propagation of lavender cuttings and vegetable bed work.

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Peonies

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The vegetable bed after being worked over, blood and boned and sown with sunflowers, potatoes and onions.

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