Fruit and vegetables

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  • The idea of growing grapes might seem too exotic, but changes in climate and developments of new varieties make this delicious climber entirely suitable nowadays for our gardens, balconies and patios. This fruity shrub grows fast and easy on a wall or pergola but can also be grown in a pot.

  • There are two reasons to prune grapes:

    • To form the basic skeleton (important in the early years);
    • To encourage the development of new shoots in spring.
  • Some fruit trees and bushes provide you with delicious juicy fruit in late summer. September is a good month to devote extra care and attention to these plants to ensure lovely home-grown fruit next season too.

  • What needs pruning and why

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    Take some time to observe your beloved apple, pear or cherry tree that you have enjoyed sitting in the shade of over the summer. It needs the extra attention for now it is time to prune it. Follow our advise and next year you will have a healthy fruit tree that produces a good crop.

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    These bushes are pruned in more or less the same way as the apple trees. The purpose is to obtain a solid framework consisting of four or five main branches that produce plenty of fruiting branches.

  • In small gardens, where space is limited, trained fruit trees are indispensable. Only a simple framework of poles and wire is needed. You can also use this method to train Lime. Plane, Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum altropurpureum) and Magnolia.

  • There are many advantages to pruning in the summer – it can be done in several goes up to the end of August. We recommend pruning in dry weather so that the cut edges dry up more quickly and heal better.

  • Now that the final harvest is approaching and these trees start to lose their leaves, this is an ideal time for the annual maintenance or rejuvenation pruning.

  • Now that the final harvest is approaching and these trees start to lose their leaves, this is an ideal time for the annual maintenance or rejuvenation pruning.