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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

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

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

16/09/2010
Around The Nursery Today

Around The Nursery Today

Some of the photographs that I’ve taken around the nursery today… Pear ‘Thorn’ – Looking rosy the perry pear ‘Thorn’. View here Nyssa sylvatica – The black gum or black tulepo tree with amazing autumn colour already – it was almost too much for my camera to take! View here Acer platanoides ‘Red Lace’ – Fantastic frilly orange autumn colour from our own introduction [2005] ‘Red Lace’. View here Betula utilis jaquemontii ‘Doorenbos’ – Stunning white stemmed birch multistem that we planted in the car park last season. View all... 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

06/09/2010
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Tree Ideas For Allotments

Many of us now are lucky enough to have an allotment garden where we can grow a plethora of fresh vegetables and soft fruit. Allotment planting doesn’t have to be limited to veg and soft fruit. Growing heavy crops of tree fruits such as apples, pears, quince, cherries and plums on an allotment is also a popular idea and very doable with the right knowledge. Firstly many allotments will have restrictions to the height of trees that are permitted on the allotments. This is for several reasons mainly trees casting... Read More