Location - Cornwall.
We have a large, sunny southwest facing wall where we would like to grow fruit. However, it is prone to breezy conditions. Can anyone suggest fruit plants that are wind tolerant?
FIRSTLY, WHAT SORT OF FRUIT ARE YOU LIKELY/UNLIKELY TO EAT.
I HAVE 17 TYPES OF APPLE. FORTUNATELY, I LIKE APPLES.
Interested in fruits like - fig, gooseberry, grape - softer fruits.
YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEBODY A BIT FURTHER SOUTH THAN ME THEN.
i am in South Devon on the coast quite Windy from the sea but rarely frost... Our house wall faces south west and we grow peach and apricot. Before we errected a veranda we had plenty of fruit but had peach leaf curl. If you can protect in spring with a plastic sheet they should be trouble free.
Oh thank you - that's something for us to think about.
Have you thought about kiwi fruit?
*hi to all my wish list for xmas has been put on our notice board in kitchen 2types apples/1lemon / and would like to hope I can grow a dwalf orange ( live in durham in a dip between hills gets a bit windy but I have a **8 ft wall to stop most wind ) all I want now is for step sons to notice)
Last edited: 22 November 2016 08:39:16
Michael, i dont think an orange will be happy outside in Durham
hi dovefromabove thanks it was just a idea for the patio we have it full of flowers all year and something different no doubt some thin else will come into mind dove a question nothing untowards but did you used to be on the site that terry wogan put on radio gardeners click ? I had a book with about * pages of names on and yours seems to ring a bell Michael thanks
I did join a few gardening sites way back Michael, so it might have been me. I don't think I posted on there much. This site, with all it's idiosyncrasies, is still the best site for gardening knowledge and friendly conversation.