Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Family Apple Trees

Two years ago I bought two 'Family Apple Trees' from Ken Muir. These were both on a dwarfing rootstock and each have three varieties of eating apples grafted on to it. Last year I did not let it bear fruit, thinking it would be better to let the young tree put its energy into establishing growth - I was right. It has been a great year for 5 out of the 6 varieties. Gala
James Grieve
Lord Lambourne


At 9:33 PM, Blogger Big Gaz said...

Looking good Matron!

Where did you buy these ? Mail order ?

We are all excited at Reads Retreat - we got an allotment today !


At 11:58 AM, Blogger primrozie said...

Oh I would love a small orchard. I'm interested in espaliering.


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