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Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 22:07

Thanks fidgetbones....this might sound blase, but it is no longer my problem as my employers moved last year and so the mystery of the Bramley is for someone else to solve. I have a feeling the new owners of the property are just going to rip out the whole orchard, which will be a real shame, but hey, that's their prerogative.

In the meantime I've also had to move house as my employers couldn;t take me with them ( I was their housekeeper and my husband was the gardener), so we now have our own tiny patch with its own problems.....mainly a "lawn" that all the local cats have used as a toilet for the past 25 years! Hey ho.....

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 07:58

Thank you both for your input.....even with my limited gardening knowledge I thought it might be a pollination problem.  Isn't it incredible to think that we human beings, with all knowledge and street smarts can be so affected by the tiny but beautiful bee!  Just shows ya, eh...

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 17:45

My employer has an old, old Bramley which has produced tons of gorgeous apples over the years...however....this year the blossom is almost finished, what is left has gone brown and if the teeny, tiny apples left behind are touched they promptly fall off. Our ancient gardener prounounced "water starvation" despite the  fact that we've had torrential rain over the past several weeks and the ground was waterlogged.  Admittedly we live in West Sussex which is still officially in drought, but we've always had an amazing crop.

We're wondering if this could be a pollination problem.....there haven't been the usual high number of bees lately.

Do any of you apple growers out there have any suggestions?  All advice gratefully received.

Talkback: Apple blossom

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 17:43

My employer has an old, old Bramley which has produced tons of gorgeous apples over the years...however....this year the blossom is almost finished, what is left has gone brown and if the teeny, tiny apples left behind are touched they promptly fall off. Our ancient gardener prounounced "water starvation" despite the  fact that we've had torrential rain over the past several weeks and the ground was waterlogged.  Admittedly we live in West Sussex which is still officially in drought, but we've always had an amazing crop.

We're wondering if this could be a ollination problem.....there haven't been the usual high number of bees lately.

Do any of you apple growers out there have any suggestions?  All advice gratefully received.

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