Making way for a Quince tree

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The orchard plot has five established dwarf root stock fruit trees, one of which is rather unpromising. The one above, a small cherry tree, that did absolutely nothing last year.

After a recent visit to the local garden centre we stumbled across a quince tree, a variety called Vranja. It, eventually, develops large, sweet pear shaped fruits. We had to have it. So I lugged it home in the back of my mini, which is suprisingly spacious. It is currently on my balcony enjoying the sea views but needs planting asap.

There was only one thing for it, the little cherry tree had to go. The lady who has the allotment opposite the orchard plot said she would love to have the sickly cherry tree and she would bring it on. She is the Doctor Doolittle of the plant world. Her huge plot is a beauty, naturally wild and magical.

It was the perfect time to transplant as the tree is just coming into bud

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So i started digging

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And before long the cherry tree was out and on it’s new plot awaiting to be replanted

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This week, once the rain stops, we plan to plant the quince tree. I’m rather excited.

Posted in Allotment Journal, Fruit

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