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Another Holly Mount Pruning Session, February 2020

A grey but dry and hugely enjoyable Sunday afternoon was well spent on helping to finish off this year’s winter pruning work.

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Mature Apple Tree: Restoration Pruning

Here’s how I went about the first phase of restorative pruning on a mature apple three that has been sadly neglected for a few years.

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Stepover Apple Trees: Winter Pruning

Here’s how I pruned three stepover trees on our allotment plot, leaving them until January rather than pruning in late summer as usually advised.

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Pruning Session: Holly Mount Orchard, January 2020

On a grey and drizzly afternoon I spent a happy few hours helping to winter prune a few of the trees in Holly Mount community orchard.

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Restorative Pruning Workshop, Platt Fields, Manchester

A day of pruning tuition and practice at Platt Fields community orchard with the Orchard Project.

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Introducing Plot #79, Orchard-in-Progress

Preparing the ground for a 20-tree orchard on a derelict allotment plot.

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Our Fruit Trees are Here!

Taking delivery of our fruit trees from the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale.