Renovating old fruit trees and bushes has become a bit of a specialty of the GardenAdvice team over the last few years.
The UK and Ireland are full of old fruiting trees grown in the later victorian period and the early 70s when growing your own fruit was very popular. A lot of these older tree are from varieties no longer grown by the nurserymen and so not stocked at your local garden centre.
The key often is in two stages, the initial pruning and feeding making sure you do not remove any more than a third of the tree or shrub on the first prune. Then following up by thinning out the new shoots are they grow in the spring. Feeding although not complicated is also a key element in restoring an old fruit tree of shrub.
Many of the owners of best unnamed or forgotten fruit trees and brushes have been kind enough to provide us will some cuttings for our own orchard and fruit growing.
Fruit Tree Pruning – £45 to £35 per tree or bush
The GardenAdvice team have launched a winter fruit tree pruning service which is available from October until the end of February. The service includes pruning your fruit trees and bushes, removing the pruned material, tar washing the fruit plants, applying grease bands and feeding the fruit trees or bushes.
Plus the option of adding some companion plants from seed around the base.
The cost is £45 for the first fruit tree or bush, £40 for next fruit tree or bush and £35 for every fruit tree in the same garden after the first two. For further information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on 01225 637218