Summer crops, pruning and Cornus Kousa!

Lots of our crops are really taking off now that it is mid-summer. Our courgettes and cauliflowers are doing particurlarly well.

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All trained forms of fruit need a summer prune to control growth. This will encourage better fruiting next year and also expose this years fruit to the sun to ripen. (Pictured are some pruned and un-pruned red currants).

The Cornus Kousa are in full flower and looking amazing. The younger trees in these pictures were planted to mark the retirement of Peter Herbert, the original founder of Gravetye Manor as a hotel. They were one of his favourite trees.

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Helena.

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