As leaves start to grow on your top-fruit trees it’s a good time to check your grafted plants for unwanted rootstock bud-break.
Pruning apple at this point in the season isn’t usually advised, but sometimes you have to cut to control a problem.
A gentleman fructiculturists’s forthright opinions on pruning, delivered in 1913.
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.
A day of pruning tuition and practice at Platt Fields community orchard with the Orchard Project.