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Bush cherry trees – perfect for small outdoor areas

If you’re wondering what to plant in your small outdoor space – they why not consider a bush cherry tree?  These are a great idea for those who have limited space for a larger tree, but still want the benefit of an attractive feature in their garden and also trees that provide plenty of fruit. We have selected four cherry …

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Where apples come from

This time of year, the orchards around Kent are bursting with beautiful apples of all shapes, sizes, tastes and colours.  Brogdale is home to the National Fruit Collections.  With 2,200 varieties of apples, it is the largest collection in the world.  But did you ever wonder where this delicious fruit we all take so for granted came from? Where did …

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About crab apple trees

About crab apple trees Crab apples are a very popular choice among gardeners and there are several good reasons why. This blog tells you about crab apples and why you should be thinking about including a crab apple tree in your garden or open space. Why crab apples are popular Crab apples are currently enjoying a surge in popularity and …

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The Best Apples for Making Cider

Kent is home to some fabulous cider producers, many made from local apples.  Here’s a low down on the best apples for making cider. Background to cider making Kent being the garden of England is now gaining quite a reputation for some incredible hand crafted, artisan Kentish ciders including Brogdale’s own Woolly Pig! Differing from traditional scrumpy, Kentish cider is …

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About Fruit Tree Step-overs

Learn about fruit tree step-overs and why they’re becoming so popular with gardeners. What is a step-over? A step-over is a low growing tree, typically being around 45cms in height.  It has a single branch either side of the trunk that has been trained horizontally, (miniature espalier).  Depending on variety, a step-over will grow on average to 2 metres wide …

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August Fruit Tree Jobs

Here’s a summary of August fruit tree jobs This time of year is very satisfying for fruit growers, as all that hard work pays off with some wonderful fresh fruit to pick and enjoy. There are still a couple of August fruit tree jobs you should be aware of in order to care for your fruit trees in the summer. …

Our first blog article

About Grow Grow is a family run nursery specializing in fruit trees, in particular, old and rare heritage varieties that have sadly become all but lost in our orchards. The trees at Grow are largely grafted from the National Fruit Collection. Donna formerly worked in healthcare, originally as a medical buyer and then as a dispenser in pharmacy. In between …