Category Archives: Grafting

Courses and Events 2015

New Year is when we put together our plans for 2015. There is lots planned already and more to come! The year starts off with an Apple Tree Grafting Workshop on 11th March. From April onwards we are running a number of Introductory Scythe Courses and Peening and Sharpening Workshops. New this year is a Tai Chi Mowing Workshop, a fantastic opportunity to learn how … Continue reading Courses and Events 2015 »

Apple Trees for Sale

We have a small number of bare root apple trees for sale. We have experienced growing all of the varieties ourselves, either at the Trust or in neighbouring gardens. They have been selected as varieties that should grow well in West Wales. We are building up a collection of varieties that will give a long season of apples for eating. The aim is to be … Continue reading Apple Trees for Sale »

Apple Tree Grafting Workshop

Yesterday we ran our second Apple Tree Grafting Workshop. The day started off with Phil looking at the reasons we choose to graft apple trees onto different root stocks. He went on to look at the principles of grafting, including sourcing root stock and grafting material, the grafting processes it’s self and aftercare of the grafted trees. Freshly grafted Apple Trees The participants had a … Continue reading Apple Tree Grafting Workshop »

Grafting Apple Trees – collecting scion wood

Collecting graft material from an apple tree Here is Phil collecting material for grafting from an apple tree in our garden. The scions are stored with their butt ends in the ground to await grafting on to new root stock, either by us or during our Apple Tree Grafting Workshop later in the spring. Labelled bundles of apple scions being stored ready for use in … Continue reading Grafting Apple Trees – collecting scion wood »

Bare Root Apple Trees for Sale

Following on from last years grafting course at the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust, we have a small number of bare root apple trees for sale. All are on MM106 semi-vigorous rootstock and are varieties that have been selected to grow well in West Wales. Trees are £12 each, see below for variety list. Trees can either be collected from the Trust, or from Newcastle Emlyn … Continue reading Bare Root Apple Trees for Sale »