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 of plant pots began.

The idea of growing and selling plants in pots came over to the UK in the 1960’s, along with the ‘garden centre’, and this has extended the planting season to the full 12 months of the year, to the extent that few nurseries still supply trees bare rooted, (we are one that does supply bare root fruit trees), and almost no garden centres do.

So take advantage of the extended planting season and plant some fruit trees in your garden this month. We still have apple trees, pear trees and plum trees available in various sizes, to suit large or small gardens, but hurry as stocks are limited.

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