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Plum Tree Pollarded and new shoots

I have a plum tree in my orchard, that is growing on the wrong rootstock. As it is growing massively to tall. I cannot reach the top to harvest the small crop of scion wood or fruit. So something drastic … Continue reading

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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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