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Top Fruit Pruning

Restoration Pruning of an Overgrown Plum Tree

Improving the branch structure of an overgrown and crowded plum tree on our allotment plot.

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Orchard P&D

How To: (Hopefully) Prevent an Orchard Aphid Nightmare

In which I attempt to save our damson from the ravages of an aphid infestation.

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Top Fruit Pruning

Pruning: Crown-Lifting a Bramley’s Seedling

In which we remove the lower branches to create space for the tree’s owner to move around their garden.

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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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Orchard Work

Introducing Plot #79, Orchard-in-Progress

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

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Top Fruit Pruning

Modified Lorette System Pruning, Summer 2017

Applying the Modified Lorette to our air-pot mini-orchard apple trees.

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Top Fruit Thinning

Time To Thin Out The Apples

Thinning out weaker, surplus fruitlets helps to improve the size and quality of the final fruits.

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Miscellaneous

Air-Pot Mini-Orchard Update: It’s Blossom Time

A healthy display of blossom should hopefully mean a few fruits to enjoy later in the year.

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Fruit Tree Planting

Planting Our Fig Tree

In which we introduce our new fig tree to its fig-pit home.

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Fruit Tree Planting

Establishing Our Air-Pot Mini Orchard

In which we plant out our new fruit trees into air-pot containers.