The unseasonably warm autumn could mean tree nurseries have to delay lifting this season’s bare-rooted fruit trees until the end of the month. Even so, if you are planning to plant a new orchard or just a single, specimen tree in your garden, now is the time to get your order in with a reputable tree nursery before stocks run out. Garden centres will have a limited selection of bare-rooted trees, but for a wider choice of varieties, sizes and rootstocks, specialist tree nurseries are the route to go. Continue reading
Autumn is the traditional time of year to plant fruit trees. Apples are always a popular choice. With more than 2000 cultivars to choose from in the UK, there is a tree to suit every garden and every palate. Once established, a tree will produce fruit year after year and provide an important source of food and shelter for birds and insects.
Buying a fruit tree is a long term investment, so it is important to purchase them from a reputable tree nursery that can advise on the right tree for your orchard or garden. Trees are sold as bare-root or container-grown. Most experts would advise buying trees bare-root, but what is the difference? Continue reading