Hosts: Pauline and Bruce
Venue: Waipapa Block Road
At: 1.00pm Sunday 11th August
We were at this property a year ago to look at the fruit trees and glass houses.
This time we will return to learn some of the basic principles of fruit tree pruning. Pruning for size and shape and for fruitfulness.
Hosts Pauline and Bruce have a range of fruit trees to look at; evergreens such as feijoa, mandarins and tamarillo, deciduous – pip fruit, (apples, pears and nashi) stone fruit ( plums and peaches).
Update, the day before:
What an awful day but oh, how the garden needs this rain! Field day tomorrow is still on – we adapt. So pruning techniques will be given inside with some forays outside if weather permits or if there’s enough people with suitable wet weather gear.
Bring a chair and a pair of secateurs with you and warm clothes for a garage workshop.
Pauline is optimistic enough to hope we can sit outside on the deck for our afternoon tea.
We will have the remaining plants from the tree sale available too.
There are still some Kaitere feijoas, apples (some of Brian’s heritage apples plus Ariane-a new, late eating apple which is lovely) and quinces.
A reminder that the Kati Kaiway planting is on next Saturday 17th August…
See you tomorrow,