Time: July 24, 2016 from 9am to 12:30pm
Location: Linda Brennan's garden
Website or Map: http://www.ecobotanica.com.au…
Phone: Linda 0732063676
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Linda Brennan
Latest Activity: Apr 10, 2016
Sun 24 July 9-12.30
How to Espalier Fruit Trees
An awesome practical course that gives you the skills to choose, grow and train fruit FLAT OUT!
Plant fruit trees in the narrowest of spots and grow abundant fruit on these flat trees when you fertilise, trsain and prune them the right way.
In 2015 we harvested dozens of pest free apples from the first year of our espaliered fruit trees. A bonus with this growing method is that you have easy netting to prevent fruit fly attack.
I've grown espaliers in 2 states now and started when I was in my 20s. Yep, I've had a blast with espaliered trees.
This course will draw upon my expertise and international experiences with espalier. I've visited the International Espalier orchard in France to experience the many different methods of tree training and sought out the espaliers in the New York Botanic Gardens and in abbeys and vineyards, community gardens and beyond.
I'll show you how to prune, train and fertilise for fruit; what fruit to choose and how to identify fruiting spurs so you dont prune them off; how to establish an espalier and some of the shapes you can choose. You'll discover the various fruits that can be espaliered and those that definately cant!
So, even if you have a tiny garden, grow a fruit tree using this age old method. Come and share the fun of espalier.
It will be a full course of 12 people, as there are folks who couldn't fit in last year. That means you'll need to book early ! Call me 07 32063676 or better still, email to book your spot firstname.lastname@example.org