Tag Archives: pruning

Spring sowings and stuff

I’ve been back at work a week and a half now and the holiday seems like eons ago. Got lots done though, including set up new veg plot for Jethro and Hannah – now growing them some plants to put … Continue reading

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Since Seedy Sunday

So it’s high time I did a diary update. As mentioned last time, I’ve been down a bit of a techy blogging rabbit-hole. But I’ve still been in the garden and out and about a bit. Following my trip to … Continue reading

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Final notes on fruit tree pruning

I think I’ve got a bit obsessed about pruning my fruit trees – still, I think this is the last word on the matter. There are basically 2 schools of thought when it comes to how to prune apple and … Continue reading

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Spring cleaning (and tidying)

First of all to write about what I’ve just done because I’m dead pleased with it! I’m not very good at pruning my ornamentals – never know when to do what. So unless Monty tells me on a Friday night, … Continue reading

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Tidying up

The good news is that I finished pruning the orchard on 25th February – earliest finish yet, I think. I’m planning a proper blog post about it soon, and maybe an accompanying video, if I get around to it before … Continue reading

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Compost City

So, this weekend was a busy family weekend, but we did manage to fit in a few hours in the garden today. Keith continued clearing the space for the tree planting in a few weeks. We have lots of neighbours … Continue reading

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New Year Resolution

That’s  a scary title if ever I saw one! Declaring my New Year resolutions in public is so not my style. But anyway… I resolve to blog more. I know a few people read and follow this blog, but not … Continue reading

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Pruning fruit trees in March – part 2

Some years ago, I wrote a post about how to winter prune apples and pears, based on instructions from Bob Sherman, of Garden Organic. This post gets the most hits on this blog – it seems a topic many people … Continue reading

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Coppicing hazel

About 5 years ago, we planted a short hazel hedge between the orchard and where the bees are now. The idea was to wait about 5 years, then coppice every 5th tree every 5 years. So last week, I coppiced the … Continue reading

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I need a sit down

I’m just coming to the end of my week off and it’s been very productive. But I need to go back to work for a sit-down. The big achievements are that I finished pruning the orchard, and moved into the … Continue reading

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