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Thinning Out Apple and Pear Fruitlets

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.

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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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Orchard Work

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.