We have done our winter pruning of the fruit trees and bushes this morning, and given them all a spray with some organic winter wash. We always find pruning a bit stressful as we are not very confident that we are doing it correctly.
You can find good advice on pruning fruit trees at the RHS website and also the Ashridge Nursery website. Here’s a video from Ashridge on pruning a three-year old tree, which we have found very useful.
I’m always pleased with the turn into the new year. The days are lengthening and the weather is usually colder but dryer here. Its time to think with optimism of the gardening season to come.