How To Prune An Avocado

If there is one thing I’ve learnt over the years teaching pruning, it’s that when I start to talk about old wood, new wood, two year old wood – your mind squeezes shut with fear. So before we begin here today lets relax a little. Just hang with me here while I talk about new […]

How To Prune A Grape

Grapes fruit on new season wood. Prune your grapes every year to avoid a tangle of shoots and to grow better fruits. Grapevines have a tonne of vigour and left to their own devices take over the garden, next stop the world. The good news is grapes can handle a hard prune, so if your […]

How To Prune Raspberries

For hearty crops of big berries – get pruning this winter! Pruning makes the wickedest difference to harvest and health. And unless your berry patch is scary wild, its a quick job on a sunny winters day. For Red Raspberries That Fruit In Summer Year 1 The new canes that shoot away in spring are […]

June’s Fruit Tree To-Do List: Your Top 5

Woodash + A Beneficial Mow Lightly sprinkle lime or wood ash from the fire, over top of fallen leaves and roughly mow. Leave the clippings where they fall as a wonderful nurture for your orchard floor. Time to Mulch Mulch your trees, preferably with a lovely woody mixture to excite beneficial fungi. You really don’t […]