Trees at TRASCO

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cadalot

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Trees at TRASCO
« on: February 18, 2013, 06:47 »
Popped into TRASCO Sunday to do some shopping with the wife and they have Apple and Pear trees at 7 each

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Re: Trees at TRASCO
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2013, 10:48 »
Hoping these will be good.

My mum works there and came home with 1 Bramley, 1 Eating Apple (discovery I think), 1 Pear (Something "Williams" rings a bell and 1 Plum (can't remember the variety, not Victoria but they have those as well).

Planted them yesterday (our first real day at the plot this year) and they seemed decent to my untrained eye and to my mum's experienced eye.

We'll see how they go

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2013, 19:08 »
Bit late for you now Bondia, but I think it terribly unwise to plant trees on allotment plots if you don't know which rootstock they are (assuming you don't know whether they are dwarfing rootstocks, that is).

There is a 60' tall pear tree on the corner of an allotment on our site ... has ruined the growing conditions on surrounding plots because of the shade, and roots which compete for water and nutrients.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 19:16 »
Could I ask why you call it 'Trasco' Alan?  ???  Maybe I have missed something!

And I agree with Yorkies comment
« Last Edit: February 18, 2013, 19:18 by Jamrock »

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 19:23 »
some of us have pet names for supermarkets, eg Snazberries, Trashco etc.

Call them what you want  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 19:26 »
Oh I see!

In that case another question -  why are you calling it 'Trashco' and then doing your shopping there Alan?

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 19:35 »
I call it Trashco but still shop there because it's easiest for me to get to without a car.

I don't have to agree with all of their policies, though  ::)



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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 19:48 »
I work for a company that tendered for their work, (nothing to do with food),  then they called us all in and wanted a 40% discount after we were the 6 lowest tenders anyway. You can only cut to the bone so far - we told them to stuff it, those that did cave in have gone to the wall and they have now asked us back at the prices we originally won the work with.

Also I have visited so may of their sites and seen how they treat their staff.....

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Re: Trees at TRASCO
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2013, 20:16 »
Bit late for you now Bondia, but I think it terribly unwise to plant trees on allotment plots if you don't know which rootstock they are (assuming you don't know whether they are dwarfing rootstocks, that is).

There is a 60' tall pear tree on the corner of an allotment on our site ... has ruined the growing conditions on surrounding plots because of the shade, and roots which compete for water and nutrients.

I agree wholeheartedly, I did read the labels on the trees however before I planted them and not 1 of them grows over 13 feet tall (after 10 years). Even so I've planted them as far away from other peoples plots as possible and there is very little chance of them casting shade and causing a problem.

My not knowing the variety is entirely down to my dodgy memory and not due to me not checking.

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Re: Trees at TRASCO
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2013, 20:21 »
Each to their own I suppose!

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2013, 21:28 »
Well done for checking first Bondia  :D

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2013, 21:36 »
Well done for checking first Bondia  :D

To be honest it wouldn't have occurred to me if I didn't spend far too much time reading every post made on these wonderful forums  :)

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Re: Trees at TRASCO
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 12:40 »
Just been to Aldi and got a 2 Peaches and two Apricots at 3.99 each.  Both varieties can grow to 10ft, but I will fan train the Peaches, and the Apricots will be at the top of my plot and I will be training them to lean to the side to provide a wind break for the poly tunnel.  The Peaches have some really good side branches so I can cut back the leader.



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