I'm a complete failure in the garden and I don't know why. I have fruit trees which I planted in December 2015. The 'Annie' apple tree had 3 apples last year - none this year. The William pear tree had 3 (dry and powdery) pears last year - none at all this year. The neighbours have apple and pear trees covered with fruit, so pollenation shouldn't be an issue. The dog wee'd on the Bramley and killed it. But my Golden Delicious is covered in small apples and so is my Victoria plum tree, laden with plums. The Stella Cherry tree had a few cherries which the birds loved but the end of each branch has leaves all curled up and covered with black and green flies, despite spraying. I plant onions in a vegetable patch and never see them again. The cabbages have all grown spindly. The lettuces too are spindly and the leaves very thin. The rocket just disappeared. I seem to have carrots, judging by the carrot tops, and I seem to be able to grow tomatoes! But the lemon and orange trees in pots on the patio, in full sun, have no fruit. I feed, water, use good compost - all for nothing. Even last year's courgettes just disappeared - and they're supposed to be really easy to grow. Do I just give up?