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Fruit Trees - Pollination
18 Jul 2016

Pollination of Fruit Trees  The common fruit trees of Europe - apples, pears, cherries, plums and so on - don't have boy and girl trees. Each flower has male and female parts: for fruit to be made, the female parts must receive pollen from the male parts of another flower. In most cases, t...

What happens if the ground is frozen before I can plant?
18 Jul 2016

Introduction  The key point is this: Roots break easily if they are disturbed when they are frozen. This is important because: Almost all of a shrub or tree's food reserves are stored in the roots during winter. Breaking roots reduces the ability of the plant to establish. Broken roots ...

Video: Planting and pruning a cordon fruit tree
18 Jul 2016

How to plant a cordon fruit tree, and how to prune it as it grows Cordon fruit trees are usually apples and pears, as stoned fruit such as plum and cherry don't develop the short fruiting spurs that cordon shapes need. The plants in this video are from our fruit trees for sale. Fruit trees are...

Video: Pruning a maiden fruit tree after planting
18 Jul 2016

How to prune a maiden fruit tree for a bush-sized or half standard adult tree These videos apply equally to trees with fruits containing pips (such as apples and pears) and those containing stones (such as plum and cherry). The plants in this video are from our range of fruit trees. Fruit tree...

What is a bareroot tree?
18 Jul 2016

But there is no soil around the roots!  Bareroot trees and plants are sometimes not that well understood. All bareroot means is that there is no soil around the roots of a plant when it is delivered. We are all familiar with some examples of bare root plants. For example almost all flower b...

Video: Pruning a two-year old fruit tree
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to prune a two-year old fruit tree ready for its all-important third year These videos apply equally to trees with fruits containing pips (such as apples and pears) and those containing stones (such as plum and cherry). The plants in this video are from our fruit tree selection. Fruit tree...

Video: Pruning a three-year old fruit tree
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to prune a three-year old fruit tree ready for a fruitful life as a half standard or bush-sized adult tree. These videos apply equally to trees with fruits containing pips (such as apples and pears) and those containing stones (such as plum and cherry). The plants in this video are all sele...

Video: Heeling in bareroot plants and trees before planting
Julian Bosdari 18 Jul 2016

How to heel plants in In this video we walk you through the do's and don'ts of looking after bareroot plants in freezing weather or if you cannot plant for some time. It applies as much to fruit trees, soft fruit and roses as it does to hedging and ornamental trees.

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