Fettercairn Allotment workshop

Fettercairn Allotment will be holding a workshop next week

Fettercairn Allotment will be holding a workshop next week

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Fettercairn Community Allotment will be holding a fruit tree pruning workshop on Saturday, February 27.

On hand to demonstrate correct pruning and tree care will be the expert Perthshire Appletree Man.

The event marks the start of the gardening season for the allotment group, and will be followed by a ‘Big Dig’ event on March 19.

This year a number of individual plots are available for new members wanting to grow their own vegetables, as well as shared areas for fruit growing, raised beds, children’s play area and wild flower meadow.

Sue Barrie from the allotment group said: “I know a lot of people have fruit trees in their gardens but are a bit mystified by the art of pruning. They may also have inherited an old tree with their house and not know what to do with it. This event will demonstrate how to get a bumper crop in a practical, hands on way.”

Fettercairn Community Allotment aims to encourage and support local residents to grow their own fruit and vegetables whilst sharing knowledge and skills, having fun and making new friends. The fruit tree workshop runs from 11am until 3pm. A soup and homemade bread lunch will be provided. The free event is funded by Transition Mearns. Further information from Sue Barrie on 01561 340673.