Back from being away for 8 weeks since 17th September - actually I was back to plant Eilidh's Wild Service Tree on 21st October; which went well - got van stuck in the field again!

Massive amount of tidying up and pruning to be done whenever there is a break in the weather. Next year I am not at work and intending to go away less so hope to get much on top of things.

Veg patch needs clearing and possibly extending a bit northwards. Goji berry bed needs attention. Treelings to be planted in the mixed woodland belt. More plums and pears below the barn site. Sort out raspberries and attend to blackcurrant and blueberry drainage problems. Prune all apple tress.