This is an e-card which is emailed to the recipient with a voucher code to redeem. Ideal for giving to someone who is looking to plant fruit trees where they make their own choice!
Made of strong flexible plastic 60cm / 24″ long with a block to place between the tree and stake.
Stakes are available for collection from the nursery – 1.2m / 4′ square or machine rounded that are suitable for supporting newly planted trees while they establish.
Tied in a ‘figure of 8’ around the the tree & stake these 50cm tree ties are easy to use. The moulded grooves provide firm yet gentle support. The ties have some elasticity so will stretch as the tree grows and they are adjustable if larger changes are required.
Protects against rabbits and garden machinery. Made of black mesh which allows viewing & good air circulation. Used a lot by commercial growers. 65cm tall
Protects against rabbits and garden machinery. 60cm tall. Clear plastic for viewing through.
The benefits of plant friendly mycorrhizal fungi are well documented including improving plant establishment. The fungi pass mineral nutrients onto the plants, likewise the plants feed the fungi sugars which enable the fungi to spread & search further. Effectively the plants root area is vastly increased.
150g sachets contain enough to treat 5-8 trees. Sprinkle the granules onto damp roots so granules attach themselves. Catch any granules on a sheet beneath so they can be reapplied or used again.
The benefits of plant friendly mycorrhizal fungi are well documented including improving plant establishment. Though naturally within the soil the use of Mycorrhizal fungi satchet(s) when planting will increase uptake of nutrients, improve resistance to drought, reduce the need for fertilisers because the fungi will be supplying more nutrients & if replanting an area can help overcome replant problems.
Suitable for larger quantities of trees making a liquid dip that coats the roots with mycorrhizal fungi. 360g packets enough for around 20-25 trees.
We often recommend this RHS book by the former Fruit Officer at RHS Wisley Gardens so we thought we would supply it. It covers the growing and training of all that we have available and more.
Dedicated chapters on enviromental matters – climate, siting fruit and soils & drainage. Followed by soft fruit sections – Raspberries, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Red & White currants, Gooseberries, Grapes & Strawberries.
The latter part of the book covers all types of growing tree fruits – Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Quinces & Medlars. Also covered are more tender fruits – Peaches & Nectarines, Apricots and Figs.
No photographs but lots of clear line drawings. Do not be disappointed if your training of trees and bushes do not turn out to be as satisfactory as the drawings in the book!
A very comprehensive book
An excellent little book that starts with understanding your tree and the effect of pruning. The rest of the 30 page book takes the reader through three stages
– formative pruning early in a trees life to get them into fruiting. This can be applied to the trees we supply.
– maintenance pruning to get a balance of growth & fruit production once the trees have developed their shape and are into fruiting.
– restorative pruning to improve older trees vigour, shape & fruiting. Older trees can become out of shape or unproductive. Neglected trees may have become oversized or congested. All will benefit from restorative pruning.
A very understandable book that will give confidence to any reader. Though aimed particularly at apple trees the principles apply to pear trees aswell.
Elasticated biodegradeable strips 200mm long ideal for joining the rootstock and scion. Packets of 15
This grafting sealant (& pruning compound) is ready to use and is applied by brush to the exposed cut surfaces after the graft has been tied in to form an elastic weatherproof seal.
Cut exposed areas after grafting require protection from the elements and prevent drying out. This pruning paint, derived from fresh, concentrated garlic extract, is effective as a graft sealer. Paint over and around the exposed cut areas after tying.
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