We finally got around to planting out our fruit trees last weekend .. which is just as well given the hard frost we’ve had over the last 48hrs. Went down to -5 last night !!
As we are on chalk in Hampshire we excavated a hole 3 times the size of the pot and back filled with a mixture of good top soil (we had left over from building the Poly tunnel) and well rotted farmyard manure. In addition we threw in some bonemeal to give the roots a good start along with some natural root growth fertilizer.
Before each tree was planted we added a stake and some purpose made tree ties. Well worth it and at £2.00 didn’t break the bank. We planted 9 trees (Victoria plum to follow) so we’ll eventually have 10 altogether which just about constitutes an orchard … well we’d like to think so. 🙂 Now all we do is wait and with a bit of luck we should have fruit next year.
Apple – ‘Red Devil’