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What can I plant under fruit trees UK?
Last Updated: 6th June, 2020
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Moreover, what can you plant around fruit trees?
Various plants can be planted around the fruit tree which help it to grow even better and give more production. This is called companion planting. Garlic, onion, marigold, basil, mint, lemon grass, nastur- tium, comfrey, coriander, fennel, dill, tansy and wormwood are some examples of companion plants.
Furthermore, when should you plant fruit trees UK? When to plant bare-root fruit trees Bare-root trees can only be planted when they are dormant. This usually means from November to the end of February (or March or even April in the north of Scotland). It is best to wait for a mild spell when no bad weather is forecast.
Subsequently, one may also ask, can you grow herbs under fruit trees?
This is a wonderful idea. Try planting perennials like thyme, chamomile, oregano or look to parsley. Be careful not to cultivate under the trees roots to much as this will disturb them. Add in some fertiliser such as Tui NovaTec Premium fertiliser to give both the herbs and the fruit tree a boost.
What fruit trees Cannot be planted?
Most varieties of peaches, nectarines, apricots and sour cherry trees do not require pollination from another tree. Many varieties of apple, sweet cherries, Asian pears and blueberries require another pollinating tree or bush. Trees in a neighboring yard may do the job.