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Any reason not to plant climbers beside fruit trees?


 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Any reason not to plant climbers beside fruit trees? Reply with quote

Just looking for some advice. I am thinking of planting some climbers this year to brighten up the garden walls. I'm just wondering if there are any that I shouldny plant beside apple, plum, pear trees or goosebeery or raspberry bushes. I've never really plants any flowers always been a veggie person so don't have a clue, would hate to damage my trees.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The climbers will not really harm the fruit trees and bushes but may siphon away nutrients and vital water if we have a warm summer. It would be important to supplement these. How close are you thinking of planting the climbers to your fruit? I mean will some of the climbers be beneath the outer edges of fruit tree branches foxroxks?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your reply. I was considering planting the climbers every few feet of the walls so yes they would be underneath the branches.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

foxroxks wrote:
I was considering planting the climbers every few feet of the walls so yes they would be underneath the branches.


Right so supplement both with a touch extra water and fertiliser. Water especially when if fruit is forming on hot summer days. The climbers should have a good wide hole dug out for them with a lot of quality compost incorparated. Also water these well when needed as they will be entering a zone already in the control of the existing fruit trees and bushes.
It may be worth selecting climbers which cope with a bit of shade as the trees may be casting this. There are a few honeysuckles which will fit this bill.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thanks for the advice. I was thinking of using honeysuckles. Hopefully it will work out. I'll post pics if they do. Very Happy
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