Here we are in September already and the two quinces, both on Quince Major have settled in for the ripening.
Quince Major is now too tall, I prune it routinely, but this year it has gone for height and I need to reduce it quite considerably. A good third I think, if not a half. This will either encourage it or make it sulk, but either way it has to be done.
Quince Minor is a bit overshadowed by Quince Major, because Quice Major has grown so much. Who knew that trees would grow..... Yes they might be too close together, I might have to admit this. So solution 1 pruning Quince Major will also be solution 2 for Quince Minor.
There is a third issue: the boundary hedge includes a large field maple. I have to prune it back to let light in fairly frequently but I am not certain I have done so in the last couple of years. So solution 3 is to prune the field maple so let in more light. It is a good job I have my Stihl battery powered chainsaw which is so so useful; but I also feel I have an equipment gap that needs addressing. I have my eye on a telescopic prune, a mini chainsaw on a stick. I have seen the one I want to buy and I am just holding off until it is closer to when I will be using it.
So watch this space.....
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