Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Reshaping The Apple Trees

The last two fruit trees have been pruned today, but as you walk in the orchard you may notice, what appears to be, modern art hanging from a number of trees. There is a reason for this, and it is not the gardeners attempt to win The Turner Prize. As we continue to reduce the height and change the shape of our trees we have had to tie a number of weights to new, 1 to 2 year old shoots. These shoots are still flexible enough to change the direction they are growing, with a little help from us. In the next few weeks the weights will be removed leaving the shoots to continue growing in their new directions.

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