Monday, 13 May 2013

Weighed Down With Stones

The fruit trees were pruned in February, see blog entry 4th February 'Fruit Tree Pruning', but with instructions having been left by Chris, the Orchard Manager at Waterperry Gradens, Ali returned, with Sophie, to the orchard this morning to carry them out.
Three young apple trees, Pitmaston Pineapple, were planted in the orchard in January 2011, see blog entry 27th January 'Planting, Pruning And Mulching' and two years later, are in need of a little attention. Having grown in an upright fashion, Chris left instructions to weigh the young branches down to help create the open, goblet shape that all the trees now have. Stones, tied with string, were used as weights and will be removed in the autumn when the tree becomes dormant.

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