It’s been a rather incredible year for fruit blossom, hasn’t it? The past couple of days have turned a bit grey and wet (although of course the much-needed rain is hugely welcomed) but the first four weeks of April were sunny, hot and dry, and fruit trees responded with an effusive outpouring of flowers. Of […]
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 pruned three stepover trees on our allotment plot, leaving them until January rather than pruning in late summer as usually advised.
In which we remove the lower branches to create space for the tree’s owner to move around their garden.
Applying the Modified Lorette to our air-pot mini-orchard apple trees.
Thinning out weaker, surplus fruitlets helps to improve the size and quality of the final fruits.
A healthy display of blossom should hopefully mean a few fruits to enjoy later in the year.
In which we plant out our new fruit trees into air-pot containers.
Taking delivery of our fruit trees from the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale.