PLANT­ING TIPS FOR BEST RE­SULTS

Gardeners' World - - Apples -

STAND bare-root trees in a bucket of wa­ter for an hour be­fore plant­ing to re­hy­drate roots TEASE out the roots of con­tainer-grown trees from the root balls be­fore plant­ing KEEP a 1m-di­am­e­ter area clear of weeds around young trees to re­duce com­pe­ti­tion WA­TER new trees weekly through­out their first two sum­mers and sub­se­quent dry ones PRO­TECT saplings against rab­bits and deer with a spi­ral tree guard WIN­TER PRUNE ( Nov-Feb) and then in sum­mer (Jul-Sep). The aim is to en­cour­age fruit­ing spurs.

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