Posted: 07/10/2015 at 16:33
Sally, when you choose your fruit trees go to an online supplier. Deacons is one but there are several specialist suppliers who will advise you on varieties, root stocks, etc. They will arrive at the right time for planting....November onwards.
The advice about not picking fruit from fruit trees in first season is good. It is difficult not to let one fruit mature but resist. The early years....first and second are really about building up the trees to fruit well later. Allowing fruit too soon weakens the trees quite substantially.
blueberries are tasty and easy to grow.....providing you grow them in pots of ericaceous compost. Often they produce decent crops in their first year if you get 2 or 3 year old plants.....see Trehanes blueberry nursery site