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Summer in the Orchard

Time/Date - 10:30 - 14:30, Wednesday 26 August 2015

Find out more about the care and development of orchards. Please note this event has been re-scheduled from Wed 5 August.
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Since 2012, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, as part of its on-going Discovery Farm Project, has launched a renovation programme to bring its existing aged orchards back into good fruit production and to create an attractive traditional farm feature for our visitors to walk through and enjoy. 
Why not join our gardening team, together with our expert, Mr Graeme Cross, Department of Agriculture & Rural Development’s top fruit advisor, as they undertake the latest round of pruning and tree shaping during the growing season?  You can ask any questions about the care and management of new and established fruit trees, and even gain some practical experience to apply in your own garden.
The Irish Garden Plant Society will be on site to share their knowledge and wealth of experience.

Topics covered will include:
  • Assessing your tree's health
  • Pruning techniques
  • Nutrition (fertilisers and feeding)
  • Pest and disease control for quality crops

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