Training brambleberries

August 2018

Helen McKerral investigates the juicy world of brambleberries, from boysenberries to youngberries. 

Espalier like a pro

June 2015

Espalier like a pro with Justin Russell's tips and top fruit tree training picks.

Two Bud Spur Pruning

Time to prune grape vines

July 2014

Sunny winter days are perfect for pruning dormant grape vines to keep them productive, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.


Making the cut

March 2014

In the coming months it will be time to start thinking about pruning. Phil Dudman takes you through the process for citrus trees.

Pruning Fruit Trees

Summer prune fruit trees

January 2014

For a bumper crop of fruit next summer, prune deciduous fruit trees now. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how.

Lime whitewash

Lime-based whitewash

May 2013

In the July/August 2013 issue of Organic Gardener magazine, Phil Dudman explains how to prune citrus trees, including cutting an old tree back severely if needed. He also mentions that painting the trunk for protection is important. Here is Phil’s explanation of how to make a whitewash for this purpose.

Pruning nectarine and peach trees

March 2013

Margaret Sirl demonstrates how to prune nectarine and peach trees.

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Learn how to tell the difference between growth spurs and fruiting spurs so you can generate either growth or fruit. Margaret Sirl also demonstrates how to remove dead branches and how to treat the exposed wound.

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Pruning citrus

August 2010

August is an important time for pruning citrus. PHIL DUDMAN shares his tips on how to go about it.

Rose pruning

February 2010

Sophie Thomson runs through some basic tips to ensure success with rose pruning.
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