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BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,703

Hi all,

Just had a really nice surprise with the delivery of 3 'duo' bare-root fruit trees that I had completely forgotten I'd ordered! image All look in excellent condition and are 5ft tall, so well done VM!

I'm also off work today and it's perfect planting weather, so the only issue I have now is where to plant them (but that's always the case here, no matter what the plant is!) image

A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    That's nice Bob. I always tell myself I won't buy anything else unless I know where it's going to be planted..

    But I always doimage

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,703

    Thanks all - they're now in (with a bit of rootgrow.)  Good job I was careful when I first put the fork in at each position as all three spots had a whole lot of bulbs which I managed to lift without too much damage.  Then I had to find spots for those without disturbing any more, of course - it could have gone on forever!  image

    Now to force myself not to let them fruit for a year or two.  They were:

    Pear duo: Conference and Bonne Louise.

    Apple duo: Elstar & Golden del.

    Plum duo: Victoria & Reine-Claude.

    Together with my other fruit trees, I'll either have the fattest squirrels in the country or there'll be too many fruit for them and they'll have to leave some for me!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    Nice work Bob! 

  • GemmaJFGemmaJF Posts: 2,286

    Sounds like a tactic BobTheGardener, get them squirrels fat enough and they won't be able to climb up to the fruit. image I figured after planting my first six cordons this year, that I could fit in 6 more in the spaces in between. image 

    My veg plot will shrink a bit for next year too, but I've more planned to go in it than I had this year and it was full all summer - it must just be garden magic image

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,703

    Amazing how we always manage to fit more stuff in, isn't it Gemma! image  Now all of need is a 'Tardis' greenhouse! image

    PS, also mulched the raspberries with well rotted FYM and planted a Tayberry and a Loganberry;  Can't waste good weather like this at this time of the year!

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,703

    Well done Verdun, your tactic of mentioning that plants are "on their last legs" always seems to pay off! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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