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Morning all iv been talking with Stevep5b and Bob the G and a few others who are helping,we both have an old Apple tree and trying to sort it out the best way poss, Im wondering if I dont go down the road of third pruning and decide to  cut and burn then plant a Bramley seedling , just how close to the original roots can i plant,Im not sure how long old roots take to rot , or would they be a hindrance for the new one,or do they stop taking in water quickly and die. I have no experience of doing this before so help if poss, The reason i want to plant close to the old one is obviously in that part of the garden im short of room,and i cant dig the roots out due to an op a short time ago so lazy im not , so thats the prob at the moment any help is good  Many thanks from dull Norfolkimage


  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Alan, how can Norfolk be dull when both Dove and I live there?image

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    art - you and Dove could go round and dig Alan's roots out....imageimage

    Obviously I'd volunteer my services, but Norfolk's a bit far for me image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hello Alan4711

    Not so much of the dull if you don't mind!  It may have been dull at Mundesly, but 25 miles down the A149 it has been sunny nearly all day. (I hope you were referring to the weather and not Norfolk itself.)  

    I can't answer your question, and distance would be no's just the age that's stopping me from volunteering to pop along with my spade under my arm and dig your roots out.

    Like you, Alan, I live about 100 yards from the sea, so if you start walking south along the beach, I'll walk north, and we should meet up just in time to celebrate New Year!

    After all that twaddle, I hope you get your apple tree problem sorted.

    Happy gardening.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080

    My cousin and his family live in Norfolk, and who remembers the great Kipper Family?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hi Lyn, I don't recall the Kipper family, but I do remember going to school 60+ years ago with a couple of boys called Herring.....there may have been a connection there perhaps? ...and maybe not!   But I must admit it sounds like a Norfolk family name.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080 

    There are some youtube clips. We used to go to all the 

    folk festivals from late 70' to late 80's they were always good for a laugh!

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I think Dove and I should go round to Alan's and plant some crocuses (croci?) on his lawn spelling out rude wordsimageimage

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Hello all,now did any of you lovely people actuary read my question, i feel iv been Kippered, and a helpinghand would be good but not to worry i,ll manage, and how did we get onto the Kipper family or u tube or fesivals, how about APPLE TREES and as for Norfolkdumpling  like ships in the nite she never turned up, i think i,ll sort out mitree miself,so this is Alan signing off from Mundesly in Norfolk Not all Norfolk but its still bloo,,   miseable ere imageimage im off tapub

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,969

    Sun's just peeking out here Alan image

    You don't know where I've put the connecting joints for the metal cloche frame for the raised bed do you? image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Im still looking for a metal fitting to fasten  our bed together ,went missing when we moved,if i see yours i,ll let unoimage 

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