Dreaded monilinia and how to avoid it

Radek Štěpán 17. 05. 2023

Thanks to the last year’s drought, many gardens suffered huge attacks by insect pests, fungi and moulds. One of the dreaded fungal diseases is monilinia. How can you protect your plants or at least reduce the occurrence of monilinia? Well,…

Homemade grafting waxes? Yes. We shall tell you how to make them

Radek Štěpán 03. 04. 2023

Grafting waxes are necessary and every gardener who has fruit trees (or any trees for that matter) must have them. However, the availability of high-quality grafting waxes is quite limited, or they are sold for rather unfriendly purchase prices. Below…

Pre-spring pruning

Pre-spring pruning rules for fruit trees

Radek Štěpán 18. 02. 2023

Pre-spring pruning is not for all fruit trees. For example, if you try to prune cherries, sour cherries or walnuts you will damage them. On the other hand, pre-spring pruning is beneficial for apple and pear trees, but also for…

Cutting trees

Cutting down trees in your garden. What does the law say?

Radek Štěpán 30. 01. 2023

Can you cut down any tree in your own garden or do you need permission from the authorities? What conditions must be followed for safe tree removal? Can you get in trouble for cutting down your tree? Will you need…