HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps

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HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps

Post: # 290722Post gunners71uk
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:56 pm

ok i know im too later for cherrys and plums but have i time to prune other trees apples nuts raspberrys. i manage to split rhubarb the other week, im behind i know but not been well in the past and now getting to the point i can do stuff/ any advice would be gratefull recd i think if i get them done by the back of feb then. :cheers: i want to sow my onion seed and sweet peas in modules, its what i can get away with experience from you gardeners oppose to text book gardening cheers my friends.

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Re: HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps

Post: # 290724Post Green Aura
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:31 pm

I wouldn't worry about the trees, gunners. They'll survive a few years without pruning, if necessary.

I think you might be too late for onion seeds (although someone else will be able to tell you better) but onion sets are fine if you are. The sweet peas should be fine though.

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Re: HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps

Post: # 290725Post Flo
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:22 am

Hi gunners
No need to panic - cherry and plum trees should be pruned early to mid summer along with other stone fruit trees so that job doesn't need to be done now.
Sweet peas you can do now up to April so there's an easy task to do. I'm about to do mine now. Mind it's sleeting so no hurry here either.
If your raspberry canes are autumn fruiting now is the time to prune them. If they are summer fruiting that's more difficult as you may well take off the new canes that will fruit this year so you might be as well to leave those till after fruiting and just give them a good weeding, feed and mulch then deal with them later in the year after a harvest.
You should be able to get away with sowing onion seed now if you do it sooner rather than later as the seed packets say up to March usually. A few onion sets from somewhere cheap like Wilkos (there are other cheap shops) as a back up would be a good idea just in case.

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Re: HELP have i still time to prune fruit trees and rasps

Post: # 290730Post gunners71uk
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:13 pm

thankyou flo yes onions it says end of march so i whack some in modules they just go in a unheated greenhouse they always do ok i did that last year onions sown 5 march caught others up lol thank you for all the advice :) yes a few sets good idea aand prune apple pears too :flower: :flower: :flower: :flower:

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