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christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 20:57

I was told by the place I bought mine from that I should prune mine back next year to encourage growth, and even trim the tip off to encourage a new leader.

christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 14:18

Heres a photo of my 4ft (ish) Fraser Fir. I was advised to buy a smallish tree as it would have a greater chance of surivng being dug up and potted. Hope it survives for many xmas's..

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/DSCN2902.jpg

 

christmas tree

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 12:31

Thanks for the advice.

My Garden 2012

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:27
jacqui whitmore wrote (see)
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16257.jpg?width=350


 

 



 

Lovely garden Jacqui.

 

Can I ask what you have edged your garden path with please (the straight edging between lawn & gravel)? Im wanting to create a similar edge between lawn & path in my garden.

 

Thanks.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:18

Ive just purchased a rooted 4ft Fraser Fir tree that I dug up myself from the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire. I intend to keep it potted and would like some advice regarding keeping it healthy.

 

The place I bought it from told me to just plant in normal compost, whereas I always thought they needed erecaceous compost?

 

Also, is there a preferred feed that I should give it, and when?

 

Many thanks 

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 21:08

I think thats good advice, and I will do just that. Your right, I should have pruned it sooner and I shall now have to forego some fruit in order to get the shape right.

 

Thanks very much

LF.

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 20:32

Im always hesitant when pruning, but then once Ive started I cant stop!

The only problem I can see with pruning this way is that I will always only have the three brances. I really would like some more side branches so Im now wondering if I ought to cut these back to encourage more branches? Even if that means going without fruit this year?

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 22:33

Perhaps I'll start by pruning where Ive marked this photo..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Pruning.jpg

 

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 22:11

Thanks

Looks like your right Verdun, Ive just watched a very good youtube video and the Bramley is indeed a tip bearer. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbHohC4FY8Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T5Wni25u-k

My understanding of the video is that I should leave those long leading branches alone.

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 13:25

I think I need to give my Bramley apple tree its first prune.

I bought it as a small whip of a tree about 4 yrs ago and its now about 9ft tall at its highest point. Its main trunk is about 4 ft tall before it splits. It has developed two lead branches that are looking a little too long.

Should I just cut these two back, and by how much? I know ideally the tree should grow more as a cup shape that is open in the centre, rather than an upright slender tree. Heres a photo..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/DSCN1856.jpg

 

 

 Many thanks 

 

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