Summer pruning encourages flowers to set and increases fruit yield. Instruction also applies to pear trees.
The course will start at Bore Place, looking at the apple trees that were pruned during the January pruning course to see how well they have responded, as well as trees that remain overgrown. The course will then move to Mike’s garden where you will see well established apple trees that have been maintained over a number of years,...
Learn how to restore and maintain trees, both apples and pears, that have got away.
The aim of winter pruning is to establish the basic structure of the tree, reduce overcrowding, encourage it to make new growth in a controlled way and produce fewer, larger fruit from healthier, well pruned trees.
The course will be at Bore Place and start with an examination of old and overgrown trees to learn how to develop a pruning...
A 2 day practical, hands-on course, suitable for beginners and improvers, set on a beautiful, peaceful site in the heart of the Kent Weald near Edenbridge.
Use our coppiced stakes and binders (cut during the coppicing course earlier in the season), and undertake an ancient hedge restoration and stock-proofing technique. An immensely satisfying and effective weekend.