Dwarf Fruit Trees
OK those of you who follow my garden exploits, will know how much I enjoy growing my own fruit & veg. Recently though I made the decision I wanted to grow much more fruit.Until now I have only been growing blueberries, strawberries and raspberries. I have always liked the idea of my own mini orchard. The thing is The dwarf fruit trees are quite expensive, I mean anywhere between £15 to £25 each for a 2-3 year old tree. Now as I wanted to grow apples pears & plums that means I’m looking at £45 to £75 just for the trees alone! I could buy an awful lot of fruit from the green grocer for that much!
As luck would have it there was very little on TV last week and I found myself watching a cable channel selling gardening stuff. Oh my god I couldn’t believe it when they had a 15 minute advertorial selling Mini orchard dwarf fruit trees. At first I thought you had to ring up and buy there and then, now that’s not me. I like to do a little more research before I buy. So you can imagine how happy I was when I found their website selling for exactly the same price as the TV offer. These are definitely the best value you are going to find anywhere on the internet and super cheap too! click here to check it out. See I wasn’t lying.
So I ordered my very own fruit trees, one conference pear tree, one braeburn apple tree, one victoria plum tree and one morrelo cherry tree. I also decided to buy 4 of the 30Lr pots to plant them in.( in case we ever move I want to take them with me).
My dwarf fruit trees arrived today
Take a look at the first picture this is how they come. Oh and delivery took about 12 days.
That’s Bailey, My black lab in the background, he’s got green paws too!
As you can see they are well wrapped with extra protection around the roots.
This is how they look when they are all unwrapped. As you can see they come as bare root.
So my first job was to get them separated and get the dry roots into a bucket of water. Apparently this brings them back to life quite quickly.
Next I filled my pots a quarter full with an all round neutral ph compost.
From here I just positioned each tree nice and straight with the root ball approx 3 inches above the top of the pot and filled them up with a mixture of soil,compost and a little blood fish & bone fertilizer. You can see from the picture that I have filled to about 2 inches from the top of the pot.
OK last thing to do is water them in thoroughly. Plenty of water to give them a good soaking.
And that’s it, four dwarf fruit trees that will give me lovely fresh fruit for the next 40 years!
So there you have it, my own mini orchard of dwarf fruit trees I just can’t wait now until the summer so I can start picking my very first orchard harvest.
Don’t forget for the best price anywhere on the internet ( and believe me when I say I have researched this)
Here is their own video explaining it all. To go to their website
And here is the BBC’s guide to growing fruit trees. BBC GUIDES
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