This is a good time of the year in this half of the world to use something like a ‘Fish, Blood and Bone’ fertilizer on the fruit plants, just as the buds are starting to do something. Today I worked up in the fruit cage weeding out the small weeds and fertilizing the soft fruit. The dogs do have a great interest in this job but you must watch them or the plants will not get any. I decided to carry the job out today because they say we are going to get rain tomorrow. I also gave a little to my three small apple trees.