Eton Mess Cheesecake Recipe from Jane Beedle

Eton Mess Cheesecake Recipe from Jane Beedle On a hot day you don’t want to be slaving in the kitchen, this is a no bake cheesecake that needs chilling but no gelatine so great for vegetarians too.  I used strawberries but any lovely summer fruits, raspberries, apricots or peaches would be great too. Time:               […]

Gardening hints and tips for June

Gardening Hints and Tips for June By Brogdale’s Sirplantalot! Apples will naturally thin their crop in early June – the ’June Drop’. After this they should be thinned by hand to one or two fruits per cluster.  This helps to get even sized healthy fruit and can avoid biennial bearing with a heavy crop one […]

Brogdale Bee Colonies

BROGDALE WELCOMES TWO NEW BEE COLONIES With of acres of orchards, Brogdale Collections heavily relies on pollinators such as bees. To help ensure the trees have as much help with this as possible, we recently welcomed two new colonies of bees. Unbelievably, the buzzy, busy parcels arrived by post. Mick the postman was chuffed to […]

COOKERY MASTERCLASSES – LOCK DOWN STYLE!

COOKERY MASTERCLASSES – LOCK DOWN STYLE! Great British Bake Off finalist, Jane Beedle, was due to be holding a series of Cookery Masterclasses at Brogdale Collections. Each one focusing on topical or seasonal fruit and produce. She is a great baker, wonderful cook and also a rather lovely person – so we’re over the moon […]

large tree pruning

Large tree pruning course

One of the many enquiries we get at Brogdale is how to prune a traditional large fruit tree. Have you tried your best and not achieved the result you expected? Has someone pruned the tree for you and made a hash of it? Have you moved into a new property and have no idea what […]

Why do we graft?

Why do we graft? If you are lucky enough to germinate and nurture a fruit tree seed you cannot be sure what variety it will become. There are only two ways of ensuring that a variety of fruit can be truly replicated. One is to take a cutting (called a graft) and plant it in […]

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