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Boris



Joined: 28 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 10 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thank you

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 10 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

FRuit trees take their time. I've waited 10 years for one apple tree to blossom - this is the first year - I'm so glad I waited and didn't lose patience.

joanne



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 10 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

gil wrote:
FRuit trees take their time. I've waited 10 years for one apple tree to blossom - this is the first year - I'm so glad I waited and didn't lose patience.


That's good to know - My bullace is now huge and still no sign of any flowers and the same for the apple & pear - One day I'll have a bumper crop!

judith



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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 10 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

jocorless wrote:
gil wrote:
FRuit trees take their time. I've waited 10 years for one apple tree to blossom - this is the first year - I'm so glad I waited and didn't lose patience.


That's good to know


Agreed. My Blue Tit plum seems to have no interest in flowering whatsoever, despite appearing to be growing quite happily.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 10 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judith wrote:
My Blue Tit plum


Was that my fault? How old is it? Blue Tit's not done well here, did much better at our old house.

OP



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Location: Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 10 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

When fruit trees are not growing it is always tempting to put on more fertiliser or do more watering etc. Sometimes the best plan is benevolent neglect.

SarahB



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 10 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I think my apple trees got frosted. Very little blossom and no sign of any baby fruits where the blossoms were.

Ah well, they're only babies, maybe they need a year off.

T.G



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 10 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Sometimes fruit trees sit in the soil for ages and seem to do nothing; various reasons for it, pot bound, poor rooting stock, doesn't like the soil etc. or it can just be sulking.

I've found that if i dig a bigger hole than is required and stick well rotted manure into it and back fill with a mixture of the soil removed and the WRHM it helps encourage the roots to grow out and anchor the tree, some trees don't start growing upwards until they feel anchored in the soil around them IME

We have a cherry tree it sat and did nothing for 6 years or more, was just as if we'd planted it, one trunk and a few off shoots. Then it suddenly started growing - two years back we had a huge crop of cherries and have had cherries from it in both subsequent years. Its just finished flowering and already we can see the cherries forming

Hang in there, it takes time

Boris



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 10 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

According to the instructions the most common cause of falure is underwatering, hence I keep watering it. I hope it doesnt take years before I get any fruit. I am coming up to retirement!!
Thanks for all the encouragement!

Pam

OP



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 10 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It's interesting that the last few summers, which have been very wet followed by dry warm autumns have been very good for fruit. It has certainly got me thinking that I don't water the trees enough in the June/July period.

gil
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 10 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Would you water mature big trees, orangepippin ?

Boris



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 10 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

And finally, it has started to produce leaves!
Thanks for all your encouragement everyone!

SarahB



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 10 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Boris wrote:
And finally, it has started to produce leaves!
Thanks for all your encouragement everyone!


I love it when those first leaves burst out, fabulous.

nettie



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 10 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thank goodness, i'm glad. Have you planted it out? Apricots die in pots if you overwater them. Mine did. Sorry Tahir

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 10 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


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