The peach trees in The Old Orchard had got too big to be manageable so this gave Clive the perfect excuse to play with his new toy. The chainsaw got a workout and the trees are now sorted.
With the trees being so big it was not possible to net them and without nets we lose every peach. But netting needs to be quick and easy, so small is best.
In future we will keep new fruit trees smaller and have also begun collecting dwarf fruit trees to be grown in wine barrels in the revamped Old Cottage Garden.