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Plant a fruiting hedge

Why not plant your own stretch of species-rich hedgerow to add colour and interest to your garden and delight the local wildlife? It’s certainly a much cheaper and more attractive way of creating a boundary than buying a fence or building a wall. Here are some tips. • Use a Native hedge which includes hawthorn, dog rose, field maple, hazel, …

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The Perfect Pear

Pears from your own garden are hard to beat. What makes them even better is the fact that the trees are extremely simple to care for and just require some basic yearly pruning to offer up bumper harvests of delicious fruits. You will need a sheltered and sunny space that offers protection from frost and wind. Cordon or espalier trees …

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A guide to hybrid berries

Add a different element to your fruit garden this year with these amazing edibles TAYBERRY This fruit is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry and is red in colour but longer in size. The harvests work well in jams due to their sweet taste, but they can also be enjoyed straight from the plant. LOGANBERRY This raspberry and …

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Jobs in the fruit garden

Now that the clocks have gone back an hour, gardeners’ thoughts turn to preparing their plots for winter. There are plenty of tasks to be getting on with in November to ensure that your fruit garden remains productive. • It is the perfect time to plant currant bushes whilst they are still dormant this season. • Prune your pear and …

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Considerations when choosing a tree

As well as providing fruit, your tree will be a decorative feature. It can provide shelter; can act as a screen and sound barrier; provide shade and attract wildlife. Ensure the tree you choose is appropriate for your space and intended use. Is the tree of your choice self fertile, or will it need a pollinating partner? Remember that some …

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New pear varieties in stock

We have just added several new delicious heritage pear varieties to our current stock, including Crassane, General LeClerc, General Tottleben, Gorham, Hendre Huffcap and Judge Amphlett. Available to reserve, and collect or have delivered at a charge, at a convenient date for you, or buy online using the link below. https://brogdaleonline.co.uk/product-category/pears/

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Potted Espaliers now available

Current stock of our potted trained trees. Available to reserve, and collect or have delivered at a charge, at a convenient date for you. This list is subject to sales please click on the relevant variety to check availability. This list is updated weekly. Espaliers Apples Beauty of Bath MM106 Cornish Gilliflower MM106 Court Pendu Plat MM106 Early Victoria MM106 …

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Potted step-overs now available

Current stock of our potted step-over trained trees. Available to reserve, and collect or have delivered at a charge, at a convenient date for you. This list is subject to sales please click on the relevant variety to check availability. This list is updated weekly. APPLE STEP-OVERS Beauty of Bath Bountiful Bramley Original Bramley 20 Discovery Edward VII Grenadier Cox …

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What’s new – available now potted stock

We have a large variety of potted stock now available from maidens to half standards. Please click on the relevant list to see the potted stock available.   APPLE STOCK LIST PEAR STOCK LIST CHERRY STOCK LIST PLUM DAMSON GAGE STOCK LIST              

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100 varieties celebrating our ‘Historic Apples’

Celebrating historic apples prior to 1900, why not plant your own living piece of history. Just click on the variety to take you to the relevant page to order Variety Date     Stock     Graft Acklam Russet 1768      G Adams Pearmain 1826      G Alexander 1805      G Allington Pippin 1880      G …