john waller, underwoodsman ltd the green wood workshop
apple trees - summer pruning for increased fruit yield - 1 day
2 Sept 2017
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’sgarden 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 followingwinter 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!).
approx 1pm - 2pm please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided.
£55 per person
maximum of 6 course participants
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.
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:
To secure the place, you will need to complete a booking form. Booking forms can either be returned by email, along with payment by bacs, or returned in the post with a cheque. You will then be sent a booking confirmation, outlining where to go and what to bring. If you haven’t received confirmation with 10 days of sending in your booking form, please contact us on 01892 740303. Please note that once payment has been banked, the course will run as advertised, and we will expect to see you on the day unless you have notified us otherwise. We will issue a full refund if you give us 14 days notice of cancellation. Unfortunately if you cancel your place within 14 days of the course date, we will not be able to refund your course fee.
Bore Place, nr Edenbridge, Kent Courses and volunteer days are held at Bore Place, near 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 contact us page.
Depending on availability, Bore Place can offer B&B to course participants from £58 per person/night. Camping is available for £20 per person per night. It is essential that you contact Bore Place in advance to book either camping or bed and breakfast, and we ask that all guests respect each other’s privacy and, where appropriate, the peace and quiet of Bore Place.