Posted: 15/10/2013 at 00:57
I have looked back to the start of this thread. I too know how to prune apple trees whether summer pruning or winter pruning. I have done plenty of both. I prune a friemd's orchard too and the crops every year are superb so my ways work.
Jim, your comments were offensive not just to Waterbutts and Berghill but to those of us who respect their views. They gave advice based on their experience...as we all try to do. Your attack on them was awful. If you disagree with them you should do so with advice of your own enabling others to decide for themselves and not attack their advice in the way you did.
The upshot is that we may lose 2 well liked members on the forum. We don't want to lose them. Both have been hurt by your comments....perhaps you meant well but I didn't read it like that.
Hopefully jim you can eat some humble (apple?) pie here and do the right thing