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Heritage fruit trees

What makes heritage fruit trees so special? Their historical significance for one. These varieties are the fruits of old that were probably grown by your great-great-great grandparents… and perhaps even their great-grandparents! Unusual and rare varieties known more for their taste than their polished looks, heritage fruit trees offer the home or professional orchardist a chance to experience classic fruits …

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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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What’s new – available now potted stock

    APPLE STOCK LIST 13TH AUGUST 2019   PEAR STOCK LIST 13TH AUGUST 2019   CIDER APPLES STOCK LIST 30TH JULY 2019   CHERRY STOCK LIST 2nd August 2019       Please call us on 01795 531888 or email fruit@brogdaleonline.co.uk to discuss your requirements or for any further information.                   …