Pruning in the Garden
I have been pruning in and around my garden. I have been pruning my fruit trees (peach, pear and apple) and my blackberry vines. I only prune limbs on my fruit trees and vines that are dead or obviously causing problems such as growing in a path to where if I was walking in the path I would hit it or if limbs were growing into other plants. I like plants to grow as natural as possible. But, I do know enough about pruning that I know I need to make clean cuts as close to the bark as possible and at a slight angle so that the tree can heal properly.
I have included some pictures that I took after my pruning.
|Pruned Apple Tree|
|Pruned Peach Trees|
|Pruned Pear Tree|
|I pruned and trained these blackberries to grow on a fence.|
|A close up view of how I train the blackberries to grow on a fence. I use twist ties that come on bread bags to hold the limbs of the vines in place.|
|These blackberry vines were growing way out of control and are not supported by a fence so, I cut them way back. I was nervous about it. Hopefully they will recover.|