September 29th another wedding anniversary, next year it will be 29 years on the 29th! At the end of September 1984 we would be getting ready to plant bare root hedging and trees within the next couple of weeks, the leaves would be falling and the plants going into dormancy. Bare root planting has slipped back to November because the growing seasons recently have been much longer, I wonder what will happen this year? Many trees and shrubs can be planted as bare root, this is literally not in a pot and with no soil around the roots. The bare root season when the plant is dormant, usually between November and February. It’s always better if you can get your bare root plants settled in before Christmas so if March gets really hot which it can the plant will have already grown the very small fine root hairs and be able to survive. Bare root plants are usually much cheaper to buy as they cost less to produce. The types of plants commonly purchased as bare root are Ash, Oak, Beech, Thorn, Blackthorn, Chestnut etc. etc. If you are planting Box hedging it is far more cost effective as bare root. Not all plants transplant well as bare root so they remain available in a pot. Root grow mycorrhizal fungi are fantastic for helping plants get established.
This Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm Most Marvellous Vintage fair at the Garden Centre BBQ, and live music
Look forward to seeing you
Have a great weekend