Saturday 17 October 2009

Can I have a little advice? Please.....

Hi All.

Well there has been some discussion on my blueberry bush and I thank you all for the info...whether it was good or bad news and now I just have to wait and see what happens over the next few months. I have to say I have popped up the allotment since to collect some tools and it is looking rather healthy but only time will tell fruit wise.

I had to go into town today (which is usually a major no no for me on a weekend) to take a dvd back and I had a quick wander down the market where I saw two rather healthy looking grape plants/bushes which I bought for the bargain price of £4.95!! I also saw some very nice frut trees which I think I will go down and collect in a week or so...(you see the sacrifices I make for my allotment..visiting town on a weekend!!)

Anyway the advice I wanted to ask you was about a fruit tree which is where all the other babble came from. In my garden I have a dwarf nectarine has been in the ground now for about 18months. I have never had blossoms or fruits
but it seems to be quite healthy. My question to oyu you think I should transplant it to my allotment?? It looks rather lonely here and I know some fruit trees will only produce with other fruit tress close by. I don't know if this is the case for the nectarine tree but I thought it may do better up the allotment surrounded by other fruit trees and bushes. So what do you think readers??? Move it or leave it??? Quite a big decision to make but it also needs to be a speedy one as I think next autumn would be too late and if I don't get it moved soon it won't be settled before the hard frosts arrive.

dwarf nectarine tree
Dwarf Nectarine tree.

I look forward to all your comments and decisions....Thanks!!


  1. I don't know much about nectarines, Tanya, but from what I have read I think they prefer a sheltered site, which you have given it by planting it against the fence. I suppose it would depend where on the allotment it was going to be planted. Also, the blossoms ruin if they get frosted, so they should be covered with a plastic roof type shelter early in the year.

  2. Tanya I'm afraid I am clueless when it comes to stuff like this. I agree it does look a little lonely :)

  3. I think the ground where the plant grow might be too narrow for it to grow? Maybe can shift it to another place to let the roots grow.

  4. well you are the best here........but i agree if this tree gonna grow big, then this space would be narrow for it.

    Another thing.....wall on the side.....may affect the sunlight exposure.......

    still you know better.....won't mind if you dump my suggestion......

    you do good.......\,,,/


keep it clean...keep it relevant...I look forward to reading your comments!!