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Prune a Pear Tree?

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 10:56

Hi All

I have had a pear tree which I bought as one of three (the others are apple and plum) miniatures about three years ago and it has finally fruited.  I pruned the apple tree to ensure no crossing branches and to keep the centre open.  Do I/should I do the same for this pear tree?  If the plum tree ever fruits will the same principle apply?  I have included a photo.  Sorry the only way I could do it.

Thanks  Bob

 

The Conference pear tree has produced some flowers but never set fruit and the Victoria plum has never produced flowers.  They are all in the same full sun, soil - clay, but reasonably drained and heavily mulched every year.  Any ideas why no fruit or suggestions to change it? 

Thanks.

I think I know the answer but....

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:16

Thanks all.  Your comments seem to confirm my thoughts.  I shall be talking to the owners to see how they want to proceed.  Cheers.

I think I know the answer but....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:26

I am a volunteer with Age UK and I 'do' gardens for the less able.  A couple have recently moved in to a house with an established garden and part has what I am pretty sure is vinca planted.  Unfortunately the area has a membrane covered with bark chips.  The vinca has sent out runners but few of them root because of this.  The result is a mess of tangled runners with isolated 'plants'.  I have never grown vinca so am I right in my assumption that it is unlikely to produce the ground cover for which it is normally (I am guessing) planted?  If I am correct then I intend to force some of the runners through the membrane in order to produce the required result.  Any comments gratefully received.  Cheers.

Euonymous Extase

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 15:04

Thanks chaps/chapesses.  Confirmed what I thought, just need a dry day - less mess.  Good luck.

Euonymous Extase

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 08:14

I want to move a euonymous.  I have done this with others before so no great shakes but I planted it through a membrane with gravel on top and want to move it just a few feet.  I am trying to keep the mess down.  Can anyone tell me (guess) how deep and wide the roots are likely to be?  The plant is about three years old and is about a metre high with a spread of 30 cms.  I know I can just dig it up and go for it but am trying to plan.  Thanks

Cooking Forum

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 12:25

Thanks Dove it looks a brilliant site.  Cheers

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