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Postby Trev » Sun 13 Aug 2006 17:43 GMT

Need some advice please.

Have a bush growing under an Apricot tree and would really like to remove it, does anyone think it is possible to do so and replant it elsewhere?

It is about 1 metre high, with a spread of the same, if I leave it where it is I think it will eventually overcome the Apricot, which would be a great pity.

As an aside have just picked about half a kilo of nuts, and it would be nice if we could do the same next year, although I daresay moving it would put it back a bit.
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Postby Trev » Mon 28 Aug 2006 21:22 GMT

Have cracked most of the nuts, they were delicious :)
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Postby Trev » Thu 21 Jun 2007 19:52 GMT

The nuts are still delicious :)
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Postby Kay » Fri 22 Jun 2007 07:31 GMT

Glad to hear you're enjoying your nuts, Trev.

As far as I can see the biggest nut around here is you! :twisted: :D
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Postby Trev » Fri 22 Jun 2007 08:09 GMT

Looks like I'm in the right place then :hide:
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Postby Mike » Sun 26 Aug 2007 23:42 GMT

Sorry, Trev, for taking a year to reply. In my defence, I have to say that discussing your nuts put me off somewhat.

A plant of a metre all ways round should still be moveable, but do it after leaf-fall, or in the dormant season. Dig up the largest root-ball you can physically handle, then prune it down to at least 50%. Compensate for the root damage by taking off the top growth, thus giving the roots a chance to recover and regrow, without having to support too much top growth.

Feed it, water it, love it. Work hard.

And if it doesn't survive, that's nature at work, so please don't sue.

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