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Cherry Blossom

We are now half way through April and beginning to see the cherry blossom come out in its full glory. We have cold nights every night in April, and would have had a lot of frost damage if we had not protected the opening buds each night. We seem to have survived with only slight damage with will give us a full crop of larger cherries....

Winter returns

After some warm weather in March, winter returned for the start of April with frost, snow and high winds. Fortunately, we have sprinkler systems in place to protect the cherries which are ready to come into blossom when the weather warms up. Spraying water in cold weather does give some beautiful and spectacular effects....

Spring is starting

With recent good weather in Scotland, the cherries and blueberries are now starting to grow, and the buds are showing green tips. the cherry blossom will be out in another month, when we will have to be watchful to protect them from late frosts.

Corona virus is still a problem, but work is going well on the farm, and when all our pickers need to come in the summer, we expect it will be easier....

Mill Fire

We were saddened at the weekend when our Bramblebank Mill was destroyed by fire. We believe a fire was started by vandals, but such was the ferocity of the fire nothing could be saved of the 150 year old building. It was part of the heritage of the town, and although it was difficult to see how to develop it for the future, it is very sad to see it reduced to a shell....

Winter in Scotland

As the photo shows, it has turned quite cold in Scotland, although nothing extreme. These conditions are actually the best for the fruit, cold enough to give winter chill, but not too cold to damage the plants.

Our main concern just now is the trouble staff are finding in coming to the country because of corona virus. The situation is better here in Scotland than in England, so safe to come, b...