Slack ma Girdle Apple Trees
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Slack ma Girdle probably means "slack my girl" rather than "loosen my belt". Risque names aside, Slack ma Girdle apples are medium sized with a quite flat shape and have an attractive, picture book apple colour of yellow green with bright red patches. The flesh is very sweet, making it a good choice for use in a blended cider when combined with a bittersweet and a sharp cider apple. As they are so sweet, these apples are also great for use in jams - just the best in blackberry and apple jam. Though it is in the early flowering category, Slack ma Girdle's fruit ripen late, starting in November and hanging on into the New Year. This leisurely ripening period could be the reason for its curious name. It originates from Devon, though its parentage is unknown.
We like to stress that crab apples like Golden Hornet are the most sure-fire way to pollinate your apple Trees-, especially if you only have a couple. Slack ma Girdle is in the early flowering group and should pollinate well with any of the other fertile Trees- that are listed as early or mid-season in the Apple Tree Pollination guide.
We use MM106 rootstocks on all of our apple Trees. These give you the biggest range of options and are practical for both home and commercial growing. MM106 produces a medium sized tree at a rate that can be trained into a bush, fan, cordon or espalier. For 2008, only maiden Trees- are available, we expect to have other sizes in stock next year.
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Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.