3 February 2017

Learning how to prune apple trees

Saturday 4 February - 10.00
We had the opportunity to learn how to prune apple trees in a traditional orchard in the village. It looked a bit daunting at first but the trees are all a reasonable height and we had plenty of time to learn from the expert and practice our new skills. You've just got to take the plunge and make that cut.

Saturday 11 February - 10.00
This session in the community orchard required a real working party with muscle and wheelbarrow.  We pruned the 45 trees, cleared the weeds at the base and spread manure around the trees.