The UK Garden Centre Buy plants and garden tools online Garden Centre
uk garden centre directory
The UK Garden Centre
home | site map | about us Plants for sale
Shrubs for sale Greenhouses for sale
Garden centre UK garden centres
  61
35 The complete online UK gardening resource  
61 61 61
  Plants for sale
The UK Garden Centre The UK Garden Centre The UK Garden Centre
   
The UK Garden Centre The UK Garden Centre The UK Garden Centre
     
 
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden furniture
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
uk garden centre directory
send flowers
   
 
     
61
Plants for sale     61
Plants for sale    
100 100 100 61 61
 

Preparing the ground

UK Garden Centre - Advice on preparing land for fruit

42

Though each fruit requires somewhat different treatment as to soil and climate, the ground should be given a general preparation, so that if each fruit is planted at the right time, the minimum of attention will be needed to bring the soil into just the right condition for maximum crops.
Site and situation are important, for where frosts are troublesome, those fruits flowering early should be omitted unless their blossom is frost-tolerant. These apples are frost-resistant: Annie Elizabeth; Claygate Pearmain; Monarch; Edward VII; James Grieve; Pearl; Laxton’s Superb; Howgate Wonder. (The best of all dessert apples, Cox’s Orange, is highly susceptible to frost damage.) Some pears which are frost-resistant are Dr Jules Guyot; Catillac; Conference; Fertility. These plums bloom late or are frost-tolerant: Pond’s Seedling; Belle de Louvain; Czar; Kirke’s Blue; Severn Cross; Denniston’s Superb.
The following blackcurrants are frost-resistant: Amos Black; Mendip Cross; Laxton’s Giant. (Blackcurrants are more susceptible to frost damage than other soft fruits.) In strawberries, Cambridge Early Pine and Favourite are more frost-tolerant than most varieties. In raspberries, plant Malling Jewel instead of M. Promise where there are frosts and Glen Clova if the garden is in a frost hollow. For reliable and heavy crops, select varieties to suit the district and the soil of your garden. Blackcurrants and blackberries require a heavy soil, containing potash. Plums and cherries do well in a limestone soil if given plenty of nitrogen; apples and pears do not, for they are often troubled by chlorosis (caused through iron starvation), in which the leaves turn yellow and the trees are stunted in growth.
Chalky soils are usually shallow soils and need liberal amounts of humus, such as material from the compost heap, composted straw or decayed manure. If the latter is in short supply it may be augmented by some peat or by ‘green’ manuring, in which rape seed is sown thickly over the surface in spring and the plants dug in when 7cm (3in) high.
Liming will not be necessary for chalk soils, but most town gardens should be given a liberal dressing before planting, to correct the acidity caused by deposits of soot and sulphur which may have fallen on to the soil over a long time. Give 0.5kg (1lb) of hydrated lime to every 6 sq m (6 sq yd).
Heavy clay soil may be broken up by treating it with caustic (unhydrated) lime obtained from a builder’s merchant. If applied during the early winter just before digging the ground, the action of the lime as it dehydrates will also break up the clay particles of the soil. Then, in March, when frost has left the ground, dig in some peat or popular bark fibre, old mushroom-bed compost, or decayed manure before any planting is done at the month's end.
Soft fruits require plenty of moisture to make growth and for the fruit to swell, so it will be sweet and juicy. To supply the plant with humus, dig in whatever materials are available, such as clearings from ditches, straw composted with an activator, leaf mould and peat. Shoddy (wool and cotton waste), used hops (obtainable from breweries) and farmyard manure have the advantage over other forms of humus in that they contain nitrogen, which is necessary for the plants to make plenty of new growth. Other forms of nitrogenous manure are bone meal, poultry manure and fish meal. Chopped seaweed is also valuable.

  41
  61
Plants for sale    
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
Plants for sale
   
   
   
54
55© 2014 Garden-Centre.org - Click here to compare car insurance
56
57 The UK Garden Centre 59
uggs cyber monday lululemon cyber monday grey toe 13s uggs black Friday uggs black friday michael kors cyber monday uggs on sale coach outlet online north face outlet uggs cyber monday jordan 11 legend blue uggs cyber monday lululemon cyber monday hollister cyber monday victoria secret black friday legend blue 11s true religion black friday victoria secret cyber monday true religion cyber monday uggs cyber monday canada goose cyber monday beats by dre cyber Monday coach cyber Monday north face black Friday louis vuitton outlet jordan 11 legend blue michael kors cyber monday beats by dre cheap coach black Friday coach outlet online uggs cyber monday grey toe 13s nike cyber monday victoria secret cyber monday true religion black friday uggs cyber monday michael kors cyber monday lululemon cyber monday jordan cyber monday canada goose cyber monday michael kors outlet jordan 13 grey toe uggs black friday uggs black Friday coach black Friday beats by dre cheap beats by dre cyber Monday grey toe 13s beats by dre cyber Monday beats by dre cyber Monday true religion black friday lululemon cyber monday true religion cyber monday victoria secret cyber monday jordan cyber monday true religion black friday jordan 11 legend blue true religion cyber monday canada goose cyber monday michael kors cyber monday louis vuitton outlet black infrared 6s hollister black friday uggs black Friday jordan 6 black infrared legend blue 11s michael kors cyber monday jordan 13 grey toe michael kors cyber monday beats by dre cyber Monday gucci black friday uggs cyber monday uggs cyber monday michael kors cyber monday uggs cyber monday gucci black friday hollister black friday uggs cyber monday north face cyber monday kate spade black friday lululemon black Friday michael kors black Friday jordan 11 legend blue uggs black Friday uggs cyber monday north face black Friday jordan 6 black infrared black infrared 6s canada goose cyber monday beats by dre black Friday canada goose black friday grey toe 13s north face black Friday canada goose black friday true religion cyber monday hollister black friday uggs cyber monday kate spade cyber monday kate spade black friday michael kors cyber monday beats by dre black Friday bred 13s jordan 11 legend blue michael kors cyber monday lululemon cyber Monday beats by dre black Friday coach black Friday jordan 13 grey toe beats by dre black Friday michael kors cyber monday hollister black friday legend blue 11s north face black Friday beats by dre cyber monday hollister cyber monday canada goose cyber monday jordan black friday hollister cyber monday victoria secret black friday michael kors cyber monday jordan 13 bred coach outlet online jordan 6 black infrared jordan 11 legend blue hollister black friday lululemon cyber Monday beats by dre cyber Monday coach cyber Monday lululemon cyber monday kate spade black friday canada goose cyber monday uggs cyber monday kate spade black friday beats by dre black Friday canada goose black friday hollister black friday nike black friday beats by dre cyber monday uggs cyber monday north face black Friday