apple pruning course (summer) – summer pruning for increased fruit yield – 1 day
|date:||9 Sept 2018|
|overview:||Summer pruning encourages flowers to set and increases fruit yield. Instruction also applies to pear trees.
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:||10.30am tea/introductions for 11am start|
|lunch:||approx 1pm - 2pm
please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.
|finish time:||approx 4pm|
|cost:||£55 per person|
|cancellations:||we will provide a full refund if you cancel your place more than 14 days in advance of the course start date. Please note that we will be unable to refund your course fee or transfer you to another course if you cancel your place less than 14 days before the start of the course.|
|what to wear:||Wear sturdy shoes or boots at all times. Please also wear warm, comfortable clothes that are suitable for the current weather conditions. You will be outside for most of the course.|
|course size:||maximum of 10 participants|
|what to bring:||all tools and materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring along any interesting tools, or tools you would like to know how to sharpen!|
|how to book:||Booking Form|
|location:||Courses and volunteer days are held at Bore Place, between Edenbridge and Sevenoaks, Kent (www.boreplace.org) - an environmental and educational charity on a 500 acre organic dairy farm, set in beautiful low weald countryside. Converted farm buildings and a Jacobean Manor House offer accommodation if required, with walks and local pubs to enjoy when you’re not wooding! Directions will be sent to you once you’ve booked on a course and can also be accessed from the Workshop Directions Page|