Most of us consider Autumn as the time when our fruit trees and plants begin to slowly loose leaf and generally shut down until the spring. The end of their year. Well, that’s true to some extent, but inside the tree, plenty is still happening. In fact, rather than being the end of the year, Autumn is the start of the next, the time when our fruit trees put all the leg work in to make sure they carry a crop of fruit for the year ahead and bring us all so much pleasure. The tree does of course manage all of this winter activity without our help, but there are some things that we can do which will take up the strain a little.