Old apple tree - pruning

Old apple tree - pruning

An old apple tree needs a bit of grooming .. but it has to be done over a couple of years

When it comes to fruit tree pruning you might think that one season will be enough to bring back a tree from a total mess to a well structured, healthy and fruitful tree but no it
isn't enough. Most of the time you need to allow few years to reshape such tree.
Tree we have done recently had lots of water sprouts ( suckers ) that haven't been removed after someone else before did what it seemed to me like a major reduction ..
It had some rubbing, crossing branches and some dead ones..
Decision was to remove suckers, crossing / rubbing branches and some dead ones. No reduction this year as this would have been too much in my opinion.
Gardening in January 2019

Gardening in January 2019

Mid of January 2019 and we are getting busy - pruning, hedge trimming, garden tidy ups, shrubs and trees removal

This week we are fully booked up - just before a forecasted cold snap expected to hit us very soon, but will it ? 😉
What's been done and what's still ahead of us is listed below:

    • On Tuesday a garden tidy up ( trimming, strimming, mowing, green waste removal and laurel hedges cut ) - DONE

      You can read review of this job under this link.We did have a small incident with a strimmer and a stone - unfortunately it does happen every few years which means it won't happen for awhile now !! 🙂

  • On Wednesday some fruit trees pruned and a big leilandii hedge trimming - DONE

  • Photos below:

     

    • On Thursday medium tree to be pruned, and quite a few medium sized budleia trees uprooted - DONE

      You can read a review of the above mentioned job here

    • On Friday a garden tidy up including another budleia removal and privet hedge reduction - DONE

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      Let's see what the next week will bring us - hopefully snow !!!

       

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