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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.

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Orchard Work

Our Fruit Trees are Here!

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

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Book Notes

Book Notes: The Apple Orchard, by Pete Brown

A review of Pete Brown’s new book on the social history and vital importance for the future of English orchards.