Tuesday morning with Gillian (Instructor) cane pruning on Chardonay and spur pruning on Pinot Noir vines.
Wednesday pruning apples and pears with Alex (Tutor). Class room theory and then clearing out black currants and young cherry trees and then rotary hoeing the beds. Tractor work, lots of shovel activity. Rain and wind dampened the end of the day but jobs got done.
Thursday the pruning expedition to Arther’s Point was cancelled due to inclement weather. So with a change of plans there was a lot of activity preparing beds, planting apricots, rabbit proofing and laying water lines..Michael, Claire and me a good days work
I started on a spreadsheet approach to the last weeks weather info.
Planted out a row of recycled Bannockburn Road Blackcurrant bushes.….will set up a irrigation system later..
As I was digging and planting today I (as always as I do jobs like this ) got sick and tired of putting shovels etc on the ground then having to pick them up. So, I figured whats need is a portable tool rest!…especially as a Health and Safety innovation….I’m looking for seed money if anyone interested?….
THE WEEK IN WEATHER