Pruning fruit trees – the basics and get some practice


Join us on Sun 4th September

Our next event will be held at Jindera on Sun 4th Sept, 1-4pm.

An afternoon to build your pruning skills and swap tips for fruit tree management.

Yes, it’s a little late in the season for fruit tree pruning, but it’s a job that can be forgotten. In Jane’s orchard, we’ll look at the key things to consider when pruning and have a go at putting it into practice. We’ll discuss general techniques for pruning different types of fruit trees and pruning for established trees (including those that might have been ‘let go’ in recent seasons). Continue reading

Other events coming up (July ’16)

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Have you seen these …

Don’t forget to note the dates of our Seed Savers events for the second half of the year:

  • Seed raising with guest speaker Andrew Christy – 16 August
  • Fruit tree pruning – 4 September
  • Seed bank drop-in session – 13 October
  • Surprise garden excursion – 5 November

Check out our updated calendar, and of course we’ll remind you via our newsletter. Continue reading

My favourite orchard tree

By Anna Sullivan

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Anna’s almonds. Photo: Anna Sullivan

After a wonderful summer of fruit, I have been reflecting on my favourite orchard trees and decided it is my almond trees.
Lucky for me they were here when we moved in five years ago but only in the last two years I have come to really appreciate them. Continue reading