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Old 01.04.2012, 20:39
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Now there is where I do have some experience. I grow thornless blackberries and raspberries, originally in pots but I think they do prefer the free earth in which they are now in. I also have two apple and one pear "minarette" trees which grew wonderfully in pots. With the two miniature apples I had fruit from the very first year, about 30 apples in total which from two small trees I found amazing. the pear tookm5 years till,first fruit but I believe that is pretty typical,for pear. make sure you have bees in the garden by planting bee friendly flowers to ensure pollination etc.

I bought mine in the UK while living there although they all survived 1 month in storage with no water , though I wouldn't recommend that I originally bought mine from Ken Muir, sadly now no longer alive but a passionate fruit and tree grower. excellent website for ideas and varieties at www.kenmuir.co.uk
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