Posted: 05/09/2015 at 13:44
I moved last year into a new house and have completely re done the garden. I planted (among other things) three tree, an acer grisium, a prunus Serrula and a crab apple John Downie. All three are fine, but none have put on any new growth. The crab apple has masses of fruit and the prunus looks kind of sad, no growth and although it hasn't lost any leaves, they look kind of un-lively! the soil is slightly acidic, I am almost at sea level in Edinburgh, the garden has patches of dampish soil at the bottom, where the crab apple is, the others are slightly up the slope, where the ground is drier, and in places very compacted. I dug good big holes for all the trees and put compost and blood fish and bone,mixed with soil in the holes, and have watered them regularly. They went in the ground last autumn, the crab was four years old, the prunus three and the acer about one. It just seems odd that they have none of them put on any growth. Is this just because they are getting used to a new place, or could it be something else? Any ideas?