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, … Continue reading
Tink, tink, tink…… Five people joined us today for our Peening and Sharpening Workshop. In the morning, Phil went through the principles of jig and free hand peening, and everyone had a go at both. Old blades were available for … Continue reading
Rowing up in the evening. The greener rows cut by the Stackpole team can be seen towards the back. Yesterday 7 volunteers and wardens from the Stackpole Estate, a National Trust property in Pembrokeshire, came on a course to learn … Continue reading
With the lengthening days our thoughts are turning towards the main mowing season, and making sure our scythes are ready to mow. If your scythe has been gathering dust (or worse rust….) all winter we have just the workshop to … Continue reading
Our 2012 Scythe course programme is now finalised – see the “courses” section of our website for more details.