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June 10, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Walled Garden progress

2015-06-07, AWG Peach leaf damage caused by winter raindrops

Peach leaves affected by leaf curl

2015-06-07, OFS - AWG Apache potatoes

Apache potatoes

2015-06-07, AWG Purple garlic 2

Purple garlic

This week so far in Apley Walled Garden, Phil has given 1 private tour to a group of 30 today & is giving another on Friday. He is preparing for part 2 of his Three Season gardening course on Wednesday 17 June & has also been helping to create a woodland school at Woodfield Junior School in Penn, with the help of 2 other Apley Estate men.

He’s just harvested purple garlic & Apache potatoes are now in Apley Farm Shop. When I popped down for some more filming on Saturday morning, he spotted lumps on the peach leaves. He explained it’s called peach leaf curl, which is caused by rain splashing on the leaves between October & March. The raindrops also spread spores from the soil which splash up onto the stems, branches & leaves.

As well as planting 600 pumpkins which (all being well) will be ready for sale in October, Phil has been busy supplying the Creamery Café at Apley Farm Shop with 16kg of salad every 2 days – that’s a lot of lettuce !  

Click HERE to see a mini film I made of lots of other recent photos taken in the garden.

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