I’ve been shunning the standard advice and only winter pruning trained apple trees for three years now. Here’s how it’s going.
I’ve pruned two very different crab apples this year – here’s how I approached each one, and the results of the work.
Sometimes a drastic tree health problem like apple canker requires a fairly drastic pruning remedy.
A follow-up to last year’s stepover winter pruning post, with details of re-growth and this year’s pruning.
A few chilly images of the Apprentice House orchard at Quarry Bank Mill in Styal.
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.
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.