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Fruit Trees & Bushes

14/08/2019
Fruit Trees & Bushes

National Allotments Week 2019

Our new arrival of fruit trees have tasty crops, but what sets them apart is the stunning colour of the fruits. As well as being suited to allotments and orchards, they’re attractive enough to be worthy of a place in your gardens, plus they’ll make your crops stand out against the plethora of allotment photos being shared as part of #NationalAllotmentsWeek on social media. Here are our favourite colourful fruit trees that have just landed on our website. Red Williams pears taste similar to the extremely popular ‘Williams Bon Chretien’,... Read More

21/08/2018
Company News, Fruit Trees & Bushes

New Patio Fruit Trees

We’re excited to announce we now offer a large range of patio fruit trees, so you can have fresh fruit right on your doorstep! Patios are often wonderfully sunny spots, making them the ideal place for growing a variety of fruit. Not only do these compact fruit trees provide a supply of fruit, they have pretty spring flowers that are best enjoyed up close on a patio. The top worked Garden Beauty nectarine and Garden Lady peach trees in our patio range both have gorgeous pink flowers and are worthy... Read More

30/07/2014
Fruit Trees & Bushes

It’s cropping and cooking time!

  With end of July already upon us and August just around the corner, now is a great time to consider the large variety of fruit ready to be cropped. July is the opening month for cropping an assortment of fruit, including: apples, grapes and raspberries. However, in this blog, we’ll be focusing on a selection of recipes showcasing cherries, blackberries and blueberries.   Morello cherries   This variety of cherry is often known as a cooking cherry as they have a good, strong flavour and can often be a... Read More

21/10/2013
Fruit Trees & Bushes, Get The Look

Apple Day

In celebration of National Apple Day I’d like to shine the spotlight on our Dual Cordon Apple Trees. Dual Cordons are a fantastic way of growing your own Apples at home for you and your family to enjoy. Planting a Dual Cordon in your garden has many benefits. Firstly, they consist of two apple varieties on one tree so you reap the rewards of two different but equally delicious flavours; they are also ideal for planting in a small space or garden when there is only room for one tree... Read More

05/07/2011
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Fruit Trees – The Maths

Whilst in the ‘Market Street’ of my local supermarket this week I paused to think about the cost of buying fruit. To the probable consternation of my fellow shoppers, a tortured expression fixed itself on my face while I did some mental arithmatic. This went as follows:- The approximate yield from an apple tree – I’m thinking in maturity on an MM106 rootstock, but let’s not worry about the fine detail- is, on average, 100lbs of apples. At current prices ( average 82p/lb) that volume would cost £82.00 to buy.... Read More

28/06/2011
Around The Nursery Today, Fruit Trees & Bushes

Cherries are early this year

This year the cherry trees are producing their fruit early. Now the cherries are starting to ripen-up in the fields it’s staff like Gareth who get the pick of the crop! He’s got a rather tasty looking handful of Cherry Stella which I’m hoping he’ll share!! Cherry Stella was the first self fertile sweet cherry and is the top choice for garden use. Large, dark red fruits that are sweet and juicy are usually produced in late July but in this case much earlier in late June. A very popular... Read More

17/06/2011
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Boozy Berries

It’s this time of year when I start getting handed carrier bags full ripe fruit in the office. Last year I made colossal vats of fruit jam, apple and sloe, apricot, blackcurrant etc. but this year I’m trying something a little different. We’ve all heard of slow gin and often my sister in law serves up a glass of blackberry whisky at Christmas but I’ve chosen to attempt something that I haven’t tried before, I’m making some blackcurrant rum. I’ve used 200g of blackcurrants, 40g sugar and just over half... Read More

06/05/2011
Around The Nursery Today, Fruit Trees & Bushes

Container grown plants available now

Its May, the world is green with fresh new growth, fruit trees have flowered, the sun is warm. There is still time to plant pot grown fruit trees, but this wasn’t always so. Until the 1960’s all plants were either sold bare rooted in the winter months, or as rootballs in the spring and autumn. In both cases the plants were grown in the ground. Growing plants in pots originated in America, indeed, they still call pots ‘cans’, as it was old tin cans that were used before commercial production... Read More

14/01/2011
Around The Nursery Today, Fruit Trees & Bushes

Apple Bramley Seedling

It is a wet and windy Friday afternoon and I’m sat here thinking about food! In particular the Apple Bramley Seedling. The Bramley Apple is widely recognised as the very best of the cooking apples for its reliable flavour and texture. A veritable goddess in the kitchen Delia says ‘I am quite definitely a Bramley lover… the Bramley is a star: it has an acidic yet fragrant apple flavour and it cooks to a fluffiness that is very much part of English cooking through the ages – as English as... Read More

10/11/2010
Company News, Fruit Trees & Bushes

Primary School Competition Winners

We had a fantastic response to our ‘Win A Mini Orchard For Your Primary School’ competition, with hundreds of entries selecting the 3 top poems was a daunting task but we narrowed it down and here they are! Apple An apple could be as big as a elephant or as small as a ant It could be as spotty as a dinosaur or as weak as a noodle. An apple could be as rough as a tire or as smooth as a piece of silk and last of all it’s... Read More