Tuesday, 21 June 2011

much needed rain and graft after care

The weather has been lovely lately-beautiful rain! It would have been perfect if we could have had half of it a month ago, but our water butts are full (for the vegetables) and ht eearth and trees refreshed.

I must take some still photos to upload here, for the last few years I have concentrated on the YouTube channel whcih has developed quite an international following with 1,600 subscribers and 1,890,000 views so far.

The latest video I posted yesterday is also the longest ever at 15 minutes, and that was after editing. Several people have tried their hand at grafting after watching my videos, and I was getting a few requests about troubleshooting and after care. I'll see if I can post a link.


  1. Thank you for all the information you provide Stephen. I've been inspired to start a few plums and two pears since viewing your videos.

    I've found the land use laws in Britain to be confusing. I ran across another article which helped me to understand why you and your wife are not permanently located on site. In Canada, the banks merely ask for a 40% down payment on all land as opposed to 5% for city dwellings. I hope one day you are able to navigate around onerous laws.

    Thanks again,

    Collin in Canada

  2. http://www.thisisdevon.co.uk/Injunction-end-month/story-12812676-detail/story.html


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