Fruit and veg
Most specialist nurseries supply young fruit trees lifted straight from the field once they are dormant. The lifting season lasts from November to February but the longer you leave it, the less choice of varieties you’ll have. Most bush and tree fruits in this form will be ready to crop a year after planting. Prepare a weed-free site, add garden compost to the planting hole and drive in a stake for support. Use a mycorrhizal fungus on the roots before planting to improve establishment. Firm the soil around the roots, then water, mulch and guard against deer or rabbit damage in exposed gardens.
Press soil down firmly around the roots as you plant to give them good contact with the soil