Hi there, spring is upon us again.
I have been very busy with getting things ready for another season after returning from Kashmir. It has been a dry winter but with rainy days upon us now.
That’s obviously good and bad for me. Its good in the sense that it reduces the necessity for further irrigation and reduces the risk of trees and fruit being affected by excessively dry conditions. However when rain occurs during blossom time (i.e. in Springtime) it interferes with pollination as the bees stop working but it also means more fungicidal sprays are needed on the stonefruits especially the apricots. So that’s work that I have to do. For which I say to the Gods who are probably not listening anyway “Damn it”.