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Grafting below ground level into Sweet Chesnut’s

Firstly I have been asked how can you do a graft, but then not see the graft on a Sweet Chestnut tree. Well I hope to explain things further. Firstly a picture of a typical sweet chestnut seed growing and … Continue reading

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Virus removal process

The virus removal process is straight forward but time consuming. Here is the process: Year 1) Graft infected wood onto a potted rootstock Year 2) Place growing tree into controlled heated environment to keep the tree at a constant 38C … Continue reading

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The mice are at it again this year – Autumn 2014

When you think you have solved the problem. You turn your back and you find the mice have been at it again. The bark is still fresh, so they must have been gnawing away last night. They have got the … Continue reading

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Sale of Apple Tree Rootstock, Scions and tape – for Home Grafting x 4

Just put up on Ebay, have a check at rainsbrooknursery M26 Apple Rootstock x 4 Apple Scions x 4 Grafting tape

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Scions now available for ordering for winter 2014/15 delivery

Scions now available for ordering for winter 2014/15 delivery. Many new but old traditional varieties now available (only in limited quantities), typically. Apple (Dessert) – Benedictin – A sweet and tangy variety, one of the best autumn apples.¬†Slightly susceptible to … Continue reading

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Waxing tips of Grafted Scions

I must admit that I do not always wax the tip of grafted scions, to stop the scion from drying out. But where I feel its a necessity, I use a homemade wax mixture, and its heated up in a … 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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Scion Storeage

It is always asked, just how do you store scions ?? Well there are times of the year when my wife cannot get into the fridge. So as long as the scions are kept damp and cool, ie wrapped in … Continue reading

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