Friday, 6 March 2009

The Last One

After a week and a half, the great apple prune is now complete, forty plus trees covering both the orchards.
The last tree was finished this morning ending with the large Blenheim Orange.
The large amount of prunning is due to the need to reduce the size of our trees and will continue, on this scale, over the next two years. The end result, to be able to use small step ladders to pick the fruit and easily care for the trees in the future.

All the branches have been put through the chipper and, once rotted down, will be used in the gardens as a weed suppressing decorative mulch.

Our reward, to watch Worcester College V St Catherine's in the Semi-Final of the Cuppers Cup. Worcester won, 29-17, and the garden team finished a very satisfying week.

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