If you have available space in a greenhouse or conservatory you will quickly come to realise that this adds a valuable extra dimension to your fruit tree growing exploits. Not only are there a number of fruit trees that will appreciate the protection and warmer environment, that might be unsuitable for your garden space, you will also get the benefit of earlier crops too.
Pruning is a basic requirement that should never be avoided. Without it your trees will become unshapely and not very productive. Correct pruning - even of a basic kind – encourages the right type of new growth that will produce the flowers and fruit.
Cherry trees are a little more particular in their requirements than apples, pears and plums but have so many attributes they are so well worth the extra care involved and with a few handy pointers can give great results and are very rewarding to grow.
It’s surprising how many keen and experienced gardeners know comparatively little about planting fruit trees. Maybe it’s because they’re the kind of thing you don’t plant too often, certainly not every year. Or perhaps it’s because the subject seems daunting and complicated.
So many gardeners dream of having an orchard of their own but equally the majority of gardeners aren’t blessed with endless space. The start of your fruit tree growing dream can seem a bit daunting…. But hold onto your dream and harness the anticipation because almost anything is possible for this is where the excitement really starts!
Fruit trees are a long term investment; treated kindly they can reward year on year for easily 20 years or more. So having gone to the time and trouble buying and planting them it makes perfect sense to go that little bit further with your investment – keeping them in the pink.
To help you get started, consider these ten options for fruit trees. You'll find that they are highly likely to be great options for your property, and may even inspire some other ideas of how you can make the space even more inviting and functional.
If you’re new to gardening, the concept of a soil amendment may be new to you. Depending on the type of soil that’s on the property and what you plan on growing, there may be no need for amendment. It’s also possible that some form of soil amendment would make a significant difference. Before it’s time to plant, learn more about amendment, what it can do, when it’s needed, and how to go about the process.
There’s more to compost than you may think. It may also come as a surprise that you don’t have to rely solely on compost that is purchased from a garden centre. It’s possible for you to learn how to compost at home and ensure there’s a steady supply on hand. Here’s what you need to know about compost, how to start your own compost pile, and even how to use it properly.
The process of preparing fruit trees for the cold weather is not as difficult as some may think. In fact, you may already be doing some of what must be done to prepare them. To keep things easy, make use of these five steps. They can be accomplished without much difficulty, and they will go a long way toward making sure the trees remain healthy and ready to begin again in the spring.