Apple Pruning (Summer)
Sunday 8th September 10:30am - 4:00pm
Learn how to prune apple trees to encourage flowers to set and increase fruit yield.
The course will start at Bore Place, looking at the apple trees that were pruned during the January pruning course to see how well they have responded, as well as trees that remain overgrown. The course will then move to Mike’s garden where you will see well established apple trees that have been maintained over a number of years, and learn how to summer-prune them to encourage flower set, fruiting yield, restrict growth and consolidate the establishment of form following winter pruning. There will be plenty of opportunity to gain hands on experience.
The course will be rounded off with a Kentish cream tea with homemade jams and scones (hopefully in the sunshine!).
Start time: 9.30am tea/introductions for 10am start.
Lunch: approx 1pm - 2pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.
The course is organised by John Waller, Underwoodsman at Bore Place and owner of the Green Wood Workshop. Full details including booking forms and course reviews please go to John's website
Make a weekend of it!
Depending on availability, we can offer B&B at Bore Place for course participants from £61 per person/night. Camping opportunities are limited; we have a hot shower and toilets, but no cooking facilities. It is essential that you contact us in advance to book either camping, or bed and breakfast. Please call or email Josie Yems, Bookings@boreplace.org, 01732 463255.