Fruit thinning is an essential operation to carry out to improve your chances of better quality fruit this year and more fruit buds next year.
A grey but dry and hugely enjoyable Sunday afternoon was well spent on helping to finish off this year’s winter pruning work.
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.
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.
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.
A day of pruning tuition and practice at Platt Fields community orchard with the Orchard Project.
Preparing the ground for a 20-tree orchard on a derelict allotment plot.
Taking delivery of our fruit trees from the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale.