Saturday 3rd February

Chris Bird from Sparsholt was with us today explaining the techniques behind fruit pruning. The course gave us plenty of practical hands on practice in the Minstead grounds; pruning the espalier apple trees & the more mature Bramley tree. We learnt how to prune the soft fruit bushes in the fruit cage too and enjoyed a lovely homemade leek and potato soup for lunch!Chris Bird from Sparsholt was with us today explaining the techniques behind fruit pruning. The course gave us plenty of practical hands on practice in the Minstead grounds; pruning the espalier apple trees & the more mature Bramley tree. We learnt how to prune the soft fruit bushes in the fruit cage too and enjoyed a lovely homemade leek and potato soup for lunch!

Kate Chapman