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14/06/2014 at 17:37

 

I just thought I'd update you on the progress of the inarching. As you can see the tree's growing well, and more than I think it ever did. 

 

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The inarches look healed pretty well

 

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And the good news is the graft wasn't dead after all, though I think you'll agree it doesn't look healthy. 

 

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14/06/2014 at 17:42

I think that's brilliant Jim - thanks for updating us 

14/06/2014 at 17:44

Thanks Dove, you're welcome.

14/06/2014 at 19:41

Always wanted to do grafting myself Jim.  Looks super neat job there. 

14/06/2014 at 19:49

Well done.  I had a go at grafting last year and now have some healthy baby Nana's apple trees.  No idea what they actually are but I had to give it a go for H2B as his Nana's bungalow was being sold and the tree is now no more.

15/06/2014 at 12:41
Verdun wrote (see)

Always wanted to do grafting myself Jim.  Looks super neat job there. 

Thanks Verdun, you should give it a go then, it really isn't so hard at all..

 

 

LilAmbar wrote (see)

Well done.  I had a go at grafting last year and now have some healthy baby Nana's apple trees.  No idea what they actually are but I had to give it a go for H2B as his Nana's bungalow was being sold and the tree is now no more.

That's a sad story with a happy ending though. It's such a great feeling to know you don't have to lose those precious plants.

 

 

 

16/10/2014 at 16:28

Just to show they're still doing well and not a too embarrassing crop for a small tree, Picked a couple already but this one's best left until November. It's thrown up another sucker too. I'm letting it grow so I can take it off in the winter hopefully it will have some root of its own. Nice to graft something interesting on then give them away to friends. 

 

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I just noticed those nasty snags. They've been there since I bought it. I'm off to tidy those up.   

18/10/2014 at 13:20

Thanks for updating us JIm - fascinating

19/10/2014 at 18:12

You're welcome Dove, glad you found it interesting.   

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