Orchard update – Shepton Mallet

The orchard is looking beautiful, the new trees are flowering,  the grass is growing, the trees are watered and mulched.   Whilst I look on with pride,  the Somerset aphid population, powerdy mildew and winter moths have silently moved in too.  So lesson number two when starting an orchard  “once you see the pest it is probably too late!”

My knowledge of pests and diseases is being tested!