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Hi,

I recently placed a pear tree and a plum tree. I tried to follow the instructions as closely as possible.

My question is would you expect to see new growth this spring or summer? It's been three weeks and they both look very dry.

Thanks,

James.

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  • Jimd0Jimd0 Posts: 6

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I live in Manchester, England.

    Yes, I think they were bare root and dormant when I planted them. What are the other options here (I'm a beginner)?

    They were bought from a department store, so no. Not my choice. 

    It's dark here... but here some pictures.

    They are czar and conference. 

    Thanks,

    James.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,904

    Jimd0 - try reducing the size of the photos - they should upload then. 


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





  • Jimd0Jimd0 Posts: 6

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  • Jimd0Jimd0 Posts: 6

    Hi,

    Thanks for your replies. The roots has soil on them.

    The plum tree had tinges of green... the pear tree did not. Neither were anything like our established apple tree when I scraped that.

    My question is... is it possible that nothing will happen this year and they will produce growth next year?  Or do they have to produce some leaves to survive?  How long can they stay dormant for? 

    Thanks, 

    James.

  • Jimd0Jimd0 Posts: 6

    "Roots had"

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