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How many fruit trees?

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 12:40
Hi Gary, the reason for putting in fruit trees is to add a bit of variety. I have devoted ten sq metres to veg beds and wanted a space to get some fruit bearing plants. I can see where you are coming from with regards to using the space for the best cropping yields, and it probably would be more productive to plant more veg, but with 2 kids we get through a lot of fruit in the house, plus I thought it would be fun for them. If you go to my original post here.

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/garden-design/what-a-difference-a-day-makes/8595.html

Then you will see what I mean with regards to limited space.

Hi christopher2, I noticed you mentioned Deacons in another post, and I visited the site. They appear very good value and have a good variety. How hard is it to train trees if I have no pruning experience? Would you suggest to stick to my original idea of putting in self fertile trees to train, or for going for the duo trees I mentioned in my previous post.

Thanks for all the help, much needed.

How many fruit trees?

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 13:35
I'd be interested also Gary. As fan or cordon trained trees can range in price between 20-55 pound, plus the need to get 2 plants for pollination, I think ??50 for, in effect, 6 types of fruit doesn't seem too bad. Also, whist thinking about how much space I have available to train the fruit, ie 2.4m, I think I'd only be able to put 2 trees in maximum, so therefore one type of fruit.

The trellis was only there as a separator for different parts of the garden, so I was only thinking of training something up there to make the most out of the limited space I have. Reading into the subject, it would seem better to get these type of plants to maximise fruit yield for the space.

What are your thoughts on this? Thanks for the advice so far, as much advice is needed for a complete novice like me

How many fruit trees?

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:47
Hi, had a look around at various companies and found this....

http://www.vanmeuwen.com/fruit/fruit-trees/apple-and-pear-trees/apple-duo-pear-duo-plum-duo/16300VM

Do you think this would be a better idea instead of training them?

Also, anybody tried duo fruit trees, and what's the verdict? Cheers.

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 19:15
Grrrrr, beat me to it sotongeoff lol

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 19:14
I just googled what you're looking for and it pulled up a page full of companies

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=long+handled+bulb+planter&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari

Namely, Crocus, Dobbies(tesco), etc

How many fruit trees?

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 14:30
Hi. Thanks for the replies. The reason they will be grown in raised beds is because underneath the beds it is mainly made up of hardcore. I was planning on training the trees in cordons, and understand that some trees available are able to be put into pots on the patio, so I thought a bed of this size would be ample. As for growing something at the base, I can't envisage there being too much shade cast by the cordons as the wall they will be grown on would be south facing, and the plants at the base would be in front of them. Ref pollinators, would I be ok in planting self fertile fruiting trees there?

Cheers for your help.

How many fruit trees?

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 09:04
Hi, I have asked this question in another post but, as of yet, have had no replies. I have a raised bed measuring 240cm x 80cm x 40 cm deep and wish to train dwarf stock fruit trees in there. My questions are, how many trees do you think I would be able to put into the space ( I think I read somewhere that some trees as cordons can be planted 2 foot apart)? Can you suggest any trees to go in, I'm thinking along the lines of a dessert apple, a pear, plum or damson trees? Are there any combinations that should be excluded? And, would I be able to grow any other lower growing plants toward the base of the trees? Many thanks for any info' you can give.

What a difference a day makes.......

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 10:06
Hi, I thought I'd bump this post again because no one has answered my query about how many fruit trees, and what types I could put in the central raised bed. Hope someone can help, cheers.

What a difference a day makes.......

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 15:28
I know what you mean Insomnia, tried to do a bit of sieving today, but the soil is still too damp. Went out and planted out some bulbs I bought instead, ended up planting 400 in total, think I went a bit overboard on buying bulbs being a newbie, still got 130 left and 250 on route by post and nowhere to plant them, doh.

What a difference a day makes.......

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 15:13
Hi Flobear, I had the same thought about weight bearing. The trellis is to act as a screen, the fruit will either be trained to metal wires secured into the 2 by 4 uprights, or I'm going to put some steel reinforcing grid (if you know what I mean) up against the posts.
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