Today we concentrated on pruning the apple trees.
Last winter we had to cancel a few planned sessions due to the inclement weather and some of the trees are getting too crowded. We took lower branches off Belle de Boskoop and Winston to help access to get under the trees. As always, we start by removing dead, diseased and damaged branches, though there aren’t too many of them. There is still a lot more pruning to do so we will return to this task in the New Year.
It was a chilly day, so the tasks of turning the compost heaps and digging out nettles were a useful way of keeping warm.