Orchard Training – 3 March 2016 – Barton House Orchard

orchard 16 - 1The sun shone on the group which gathered at Barton House Orchard, Cirencester on Wednesday 3rd March for training under the expert guidance of Dave Kaspar.  Unfortunately it was also cold, rained and tried its best to hail and snow too!

Our hosts, Frank & Marilyn Gardner of Barton House, once again were most welcoming with tea/coffee and biscuits available on arrival.  As well as our local contingent, we had visitors from Warwickshire and Leicestershire too!

Fitting his explanations and talk around the weather, Dave tried to keep us as dry as possible for the practical outdoor training on pruning, mainly of apple trees before there was a chance for hands on experience on some of the orchards old trees.

Cake at lunchtime and concluding refreshments from our hosts, including scones and clotted cream, ensured everyone left full of both food and knowledge.

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