Some of our family lives on a lifestyle block, and they have planted over the last few years a variety of pip and stone fruit trees. When we visited, we had in our mind to prune all of the trees not yet in the bud. As it is quite late in the season for pruning, we applied pruning paste to a few more cuts than perhaps we would usually – hope this helps the trees close their wounds.
No images of the pruning sadly, we got distracted with the task at hand. We dis discover some fungi growing on a rotting trunk and we did collect scion wood to experiment with grafting/root growth.
The landscape in our area is quite flat with mountains on one side and hills on the other. Depending on the direction we drive we get a view at the moment of snow covered mountains or green lush hills. The hills are the port hills that are the beginnings of the Banks Peninsula.
We love the way that the cloud and mist hangs around the foothills.