Fruit tree pruning service
This winter we are pruning our member’s and viewers’ fruit trees as we have done for the last 3 years
This winter, our team at GardenAdvice is continuing our tradition of pruning the fruit trees and bushes of our members and viewers, a service we have proudly offered for the past three years.
Over recent years, our expertise in reviving ageing fruit trees and bushes has notably grown. The UK and Ireland are home to numerous fruit-bearing trees planted during the late Victorian era and the early 1970s, a time when cultivating personal fruit trees and bushes was highly popular. Many of these older specimens are unique varieties that are no longer commercially grown and thus are not available in local garden centres.
The rejuvenation process typically involves two critical stages. The first is the initial pruning and nourishing of the tree or shrub, ensuring that no more than one-third of it is trimmed during the first pruning session. This is followed by the careful thinning of new sprouts in the spring. Proper feeding, although straightforward, is an essential component in the rehabilitation of an old fruit tree or bush.
We’ve been fortunate that numerous owners of these distinctive and sometimes forgotten fruit trees and bushes have generously shared cuttings with us for our orchard and fruit-growing initiatives.
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