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Growing Peach and Nectarines in a small, sheltered garden (not pots) in Notts - is it worthwhile?{~URN~}&source=EM1161



I would say that they can be a problem regarding silver leaf as it would seem that you might have to cover them with polythene to stop rain splashing from latent fungus in the soil in the Spring. And any sort of pruning can cause the fungus to enter. Out of all the top fruit then I would suggest that apricots would be my preference as they seem to give the least problems and more likely to ripen in our climate.

24 Jan, 2019


Why not pots in Notts? I often use them to get things established & even on a grass surface the dead patches underneath are perfect for wildflower seeds in Spring

25 Jan, 2019


Agree with Jimmy... peaches need a warm, sunny wall, and preferably a hot summer to ripen properly and protection from water splash to prevent infection, so they're a performance really. I'd go for apricots, but again, in the sunniest spot you have...

25 Jan, 2019


Just as an after-thought, although it might take a bit of searching, perhaps a fan-trained apricot might be the best as they will take up limited space against a sunny wall or fence in a small garden and will also make for easier ripening.

25 Jan, 2019


I think it's best to give this a knock on the head as it is very apparent that we don't have the climate for them in this country.

25 Jan, 2019


Figs are worth a try?

25 Jan, 2019

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