Fruit thinning

On Tuesday 28 June 2022, a team of gardening volunteers undertook thinning of the fruits on the fruit trees in The Tasting Garden.

As preparation, some of us had watched a video on the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website about thinning apples and also searched the Internet for further information.

On the day, we found that the plums did not require thinning as there were disappointing numbers of fruits forming.. However there was plenty to do on the apple and pear trees.

The job took about 90 minutes and some photos of the day are provided below.