We have several apple trees in our garden and the harvest this year has been noticeably down on the previous few years. I was wondering whether it was simply down to the conditions in our garden but it seems I’m not alone. This article claims that apple growers are facing the worst harvest in 15 years. It seems the problem has been the wet weather which has meant bees have been unable to fly and pollinate the blossoms. We have had apples this year but barely enough to eat and make a few pies, whereas usually we have a good enough harvest to fill the freezer for the winter as well as ample for eating. The pears have been disappointing as well, lets hope we see more fruit next year.