At first glance it looks like any other community orchard setting – people are focused on a pruning task and are chatting under the summer sun – but it’s actually very different. This is Thorn Cross’ 160 fruit tree orchard, set in the extensive grounds of the open prison in Cheshire. I recently joined our […]
Over the last two years we have been lucky enough to learn from two orchard experts the arts of Summer Pruning. Jim Arbury at RHS Wisley let us try our secateurs on their magnificent trained pears last year and this past week, Bob Lever ran a workshop for us at Fryent Country Park in Brent.