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pruning and and the eventual advent of spring

Its been the shittest winter for some time. I've juggling training for the London marathon with parenthood.  I applied for the former before i realised quite how time consuming the latter can be! Down at the wood I acquired a couple of bush cider tree's to compliment the standards which have been happily lapping up last years rain. We planted these back in February and pruned the existing trees. Pruning always feels like taking a step back; removing growth and effort that the tree has put in and each cut is generally done with a wince (is this right?!). Finally it feels like the end of hibernation period and things are coming together.  I've just returned from a bank holiday in the sun where everything is throwing off the cloak of winter and theres a green fuzz spreading across everything. We spent a healthy weekend trimming around the  apple tree's and attacking the brambles that are trying to colonise the whole hill. very satisfying work an a world away from spreads