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apples

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

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

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

03/11/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Apple Tasting Success

Our apple tasting day was a real success with a great turn out and lots of interest in the different varieties available. Sue our accounts manager spent countless hours stewing apples which went down fantastically with everybody who joined us on the day. We kept a record of the most popular apples on the day and in no particular order, here they are; Greensleeves An excellent green dessert apple with crisp, tangy flesh. From Kent in 1966. Ashmeads Kernel A tasty apple with green/yellow, red flushed skin and crisp yellow flesh... Read More

04/10/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Family Fruit Trees

A family fruit tree is a great choice for those with room for just one tree. The family fruit tree consists of 2 or more varieties of a fruit grafted onto one tree. Grafting has been practised for thousands of years and is a method of asexual plant propagation where the tissues of one plant are encouraged to fuse with those of another. The grafting technique is used to ensure that varieties are true to type. Living, viable material, called the scion, is removed from the variety you wish to... Read More

14/09/2010
Cherry Blossom Trees, Fruit Trees & Bushes, Ornamental Trees, Small Gardens

Trees For Small Gardens

Blog update – November 2018. This blog is packed with tree ideas for small gardens. For those of us with small gardens, patio gardens or courtyard gardens choosing a tree is an important task. Often there is room for only one tree, so this single specimen must provide us with the most tree for our money. Trees for small gardens should be chosen not only for their limited height and spread but also for their features, as often a singular tree will become a feature tree within a small garden.... Read More

10/09/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes, Ornamental Trees, Small Gardens

Trees For Pots

Many of us have a patio garden or balcony garden on which to create a lovely green habitat, others may have a roof garden; any of these small gardens can be a perfect home for trees and shrubs in pots. Kitchen garden in a pot There is a huge choice of fruit for the kitchen garden, some of which are ideal trees for pots. Dwarf apples, pears and cherries can all be patio trees. Apples will require rootstock ‘M27’ or ‘M9’, Pears rootstock ‘Quince C’ and cherries ‘Gisela 5’ for... Read More