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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Location: Ornamental Pear still holding all its green leaves Reply with quote

I have three ornmental pears growing, two are relatively exposed next to a beech hedge and the third is well protected in a frost free, very sheltered position.

the exposed two are bare as expected, however the sheltered one still has green leaves on it. not even autumn faded leaves, at January 12th.

Is is purely the shelteing that is maintaining the green leaves or is it also fertiliser related ?


I am now going to use that spot for outdoor tomatoes in 2009 as an obvious well sheltered plot. I am on top of a hill in an otherwise exposed site.
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