Hackney Permaculture

New apples trees and an old fig tree
February 23, 2009, 10:42 pm
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This week we took delivery of two apple trees, two gooseberry bushes and twenty two raspberry plants – which is what happens when i get carried away shopping online late at night. If anyone wants a spare raspberry plant do hollar otherwise a spot of guerrilla gardening may be called for to spread the berry love.

What's in this box then?

What's in this box then?

Trees in the post!

Trees in the post! Now where are the instructions?

The apple trees are M27s which you will of course know are ‘very dwarfing’ so will not grow to more than 2 metres high. Just for the record we ordered them from http://www.blackmoor.co.uk/ who were ace…

1 x Raspberry Collection 10 Canes Of Prosen & 10 Canes Of Polka = £19.00
1 x Apple Discovery M27 – 1 Year Maiden Bare Root = £12.45
1 x Apple Winter Gem M27 – 2 Year Bush Bare Root  = £16.00
Sub-Total: £47.45
Best Way (Shipping to United Kingdom (England) : 9.15 kg(s)): £10.00
Total: £57.45

We also gave the fig tree and surrounding plants a good haircut to make a bit of space for new things and to encourage the fig tree to fig.

Look... you can see the fig tree now!

Look... you can see the fig tree now!

Also getting the chop was the hangy stuff growing up the elderflower tree at the back. I can’t remember the names of the hangy stuff but it wasn’t ivy and was rumoured to have pretty flowers. My mum knew what it was called and so did the girls so hopefully I will remember to ask and write it down next time.

Other action has included collecting some unwanted pottery packaging crates to turn into container beds, bringing more bags of compost from the park to join the party, ordering water butts and nice organic seeds, and lots and lots of cutting up pruned bits of plant so it takes up less room and creates a cosy nest for furry animals.