Summer Fruit Pruning - A Practical Day at Minstead Study Centre - Saturday 9th July 2022

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Regular price £45.00

Summer Fruit Pruning - A Practical Day at Minstead Study Centre

Saturday 9th July 2022

10.00am to 3.00pm

We are pleased to offer a Summer Fruit Pruning practical day with Chris Bird, senior lecturer at Sparsholt College.  Chris coordinates the College's RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden (9 Gold Medals so far), and has published The Fundamentals of Horticulture for the RHS.

Winter and Summer pruning are different.  Summer pruning is the main method of pruning apples and pear trees trained as restricted forms, such as cordons, espaliers, fans and pyramids, allowing sunlight to ripen the fruit.  The day will provide participants with practical skills through hands on experience, and although concentrating on apple trees Chris knows everything there is to know about fruit and there will be the chance to look at other types of fruit such as pears, quince, fig, currents and berries in the Centre garden.

The course is limited to 10 places to ensure that all participants have ample opportunity for practical work.  No prior knowledge is required.  Please feel free to bring your own tools (for example secateurs, pruning saw etc) although some tools will be available at the Centre.

We will be outside and although we expect summer conditions please wear suitable clothing.

Tea, coffee and juice will be available.

£45.00 per person please book your place