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bodger



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Location: Ever so slightly around the bend.

PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:39 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

We are moving but our situation has changed slightly. Any trees that I buy will be at trade price and therefore very reasonable and profit doesn't really matter.
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Location: bonny scotland

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
We are moving but our situation has changed slightly. Any trees that I buy will be at trade price and therefore very reasonable and profit doesn't really matter.

  This latest post just says it all for me , You want to leave the world a better place than when you started , i must admit that i sometimes do daft things like this ,  i just went and looked for ( and found ) an Apple tree that my Granny and I planted in a hedge  nearly 60 years ago !!! have;nt a clue what type it was , we planted seeds in a jam jar and it came from there , 60 years ? wow where did they go , i think the cows must have pruned it  
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olde9856



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We planted a walnut 15 years ago and it hasn't fruited in any great amount yet and anything on it is grabbed by the tree rats before we get any chance at them! It is a beautiful tree though
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just put 3.5 liters of walnut vodka on the go. Now all I have to do is wait a year or two.
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Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

olde9856 wrote:
We planted a walnut 15 years ago and it hasn't fruited in any great amount yet and anything on it is grabbed by the tree rats before we get any chance at them! It is a beautiful tree though


The tree rats were pinching all the walnuts off the trees at Ashbourne where we were staying - we are lucky here, we've only seen squirrels a few times in all the years we have lived here.
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tai haku



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just picked up 3 new walnuts yesterday. all Frank Matthews stock. 1 buccaneer and 1 broadview from last year, the nursery was selling them off to make space for this year's stock and they've done really well in their pots after a year of food and daily irrigation. The third tree had obviously been in the back of the nursery for an age. It's huge, as thick as my arm at the base and was very cheap (for a walnut) as its unlabelled (but obviously grafted). Hopefully they'll go well.

I'm still looking for a bit more obscure variety to commemorate the birth of son number 2 2 weeks ago. Son number 1 had a Sychrov planted in his honour which has proceeded to die back to just above the graft rather irritatingly and may need replacing.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well maybe that is what the big older one is for
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tai haku



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sod wrote:
Well maybe that is what the big older one is for


Can't let little brother have one that starts off 10 feet taller than his brother's! They both need weedy oddball walnuts to go in in their first year....

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