Monthly Archives: August 2009

Plum/Damson Orchard Renovation

I was recently called to a farm in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, to renovate a very neglected Plum and Damson orchard. The site looked much more like a woodland than an orchard, with suckers shooting up all over the place. As a result of such dense growth, the trees were very tall with the fruit growing only […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 14th August 2009, under Orchards

Work experience at Frank Matthews

I have spent the last two days working at Frank Matthews nursery in Tenbury Wells. I went with the intention of learning how to propagate trees by budding. I very quickly learnt how to bud and came away with a great insight into nursery management. (I think I now have more questions than when I […]

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Posted by Tom Adams on 7th August 2009, under Orchards