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Omega grafting using a hand tool

I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to grafting, using a knife a secateurs. However I was asked why I did not use the new ‘Hand Tool’ for grafting. So I thought I would give it a … Continue reading

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Creating an Apple Family Tree, a word of caution

Creating a family tree is so very tempting, especially if you have limited space. I have been doing a batch of cleft grafts using P22 as the apple rootstock. But a word of caution. You must select the varieties with … Continue reading

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Some of this years Graft union photos

The first 3 photos are some cleft grafts. The first 2 are of apples with the 3rd being a plum. The last photo of this series of 4 photos is a splice graft, or whip graft (with no tongue) of … Continue reading

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How deep should I plant a grafted tree ?

It is surprising, but I get asked this question quite a lot. I think I can understand why, when you see on the TV the gardening presenters making a song and a dance about that you should plant to where … Continue reading

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When is the right time to graft ?

It all hinges on temperature. If you would like to have a read of http://www.gb-online.co.uk/gb-wordpress/?p=654 However either side of the optimum temperature you can still get good results, but the % success rate reduces and length of time for callusing … Continue reading

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How small can you graft – Bark or Rind Graft

Another way of grafting smaller diameter scions to larger rootstocks, is by using a bark or rind graft. This can only be used later in the winter or early soring when the bark is lifting or the sap is starting … Continue reading

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How small can you graft – Cleft Graft

Some varieties of trees only produce spindly small diameter scion wood, and very often you have a rootstock that is way to large in diameter, so what can you do ?. You can do a cleft graft, as you would … Continue reading

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How small can you graft – 2mm diameter

Just how small can you graft. Well its as long as you can get cambium contact between scion and rootstock.  

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Just how small can you graft scions to rootstocks

This year some of my apricots have not produced much growth, so I am having to do the best with what we have got. But just how small can you go.

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Already planted out this years Grafts

The strip of land previously weed killed and then cleared by strip buring, has been planted out with this years new varieties of apple trees. These were grafted this year 2011 in the early spring and were tall enough to … Continue reading

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