Taming the wild

Careful observation and a bit of know-how helps when rejuvenating an old tip-bearing apple tree.

Taming the wild

I recently became the steward of an unkempt mature apple tree. I cannot say this was completely down to luck. When looking at potential accommodation my partner inspects the house whereas I glance past to the garden. I spied the old apple tree and was hooked. It was overgrown but the thing is, you cannot buy established trees. They only pass from one steward to the next.

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