Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:13
Check the age/size of the plants carefully. A decent garden centre will sell fruit trees that are pretty much ready to fruit either this year, or if too late then next. The cheap trees you see in some supermarkets can be a couple of years away from a decent crop. That's great if you don't mind waiting and want to save pennies but if you want rewards quickly, it's not so good. An awful lot of my fruit bushes are from the mirror gardening website, they've all been good quality and price but I knew they wouldn't produce much in the first growing year. This year however we've had bumper crops of strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries and blackcurrants.