Fruit Tree Pruning -Tarvin Gardening Society

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On Tuesday May 19th 2015 at 8.00pm at Tarvin Community Centre there will be a talk on

'Fruit Tree Pruning' by Katie Lowe.

Katie Lowe, who was the Chief Executive of the Cheshire Landscape Trust, where she co-ordinated the Cheshire Orchard Project which discovered some 33 local cultivars now helps to run Heathfield Orchards, which supplies many of the local heritage varieties.

Fruit Tree

"A lot are named for local places, so they're very specific to those spots — Eccleston Pippin, Moston Seedling, Elton Beauty, the Chester Pearmain, the Wareham Russet.

Wareham is the old name for Weaverham — there are links to that still: a primary school in Weaverham and various roads there with russet in the name. One of the Cheshire apples is brilliant for cooking — the Withington Welter, it's a huge cooker, the size of a grapefruit, that cooks down to a fluff so it's cracking for purees and sauces, and it has a lot more flavour than the Bramley."

Pruning a fruit tree is not just a matter of trimming bits off when you think of it — it must be done in the right way and at the right time. Yet it isn't hard to learn how to do it correctly, so that your trees produce much more fruit than they would if you left them alone! Katie will use this talk to help us to keep our fruit trees in the right condition for best productivity.

Membership of the Society costs very little — just £5 per year. Members then pay just £1 each time they attend a meeting. Non-members are always welcome at our meetings and pay £2 each time. A hot drink and biscuit will be served afterwards.

Come along and see what you really can do with your own garden!

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