Archive for December, 2011

Saturday 11th Dec – Apple pruning

Time was spent having some instruction in pruning apple trees from Ray. Managed to prune one row of apples. Lots left to do! It takes longer than you think. We ought to have a 10 minute rule per tree to get the dead wood out and tidy up the shape then move on. Can always go back in June to tidy up any water shoots (new long whippy growth).

All the tree stakes were sawn off and the ties removed to let the trees ‘breathe’.

Planted up 2 pots of narcissus so we have something colourful to look at next spring.