|Grafted Apple Branch. Nikon D7000|
Back in the Winter when I was pruning the apple trees, I decided to try to graft one of the better tasting apples (well, one I really like anyway) onto the Russet.
The Russet has fantastic apples, but very few of them. As a result, the tree grows like topsy and is super strong.
After a few moments with a sharp knife and some Gaffer tape, I had made two attempts at grafting.
Sod all happened. The Russet blossomed and came into leaf with two dead looking sticks taped to it.
Luckily I never got around to undoing the tape and binning the dead sticks; after a decent amount of neglect, one of the grafts has just started to sprout leaves again! The other still looks quite dead, but I have my hopes up now....