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I am still waiting for my Braeburn Apple to show signs of life after I received it at the beginning of April.. I planted it in a 30 litre pot with potting mix and well rotted manure. I scraped away a small section of the bark and it was nice and green underneath but the buds on the stem are still immature and black. It only had two roots on the rootstock, and had been obviously cut from the rest of the rootstock. I am beginning to think it is a poor specimen.

I have been in touch with the gardening firm I ordered it off but they say to give it time. I am so dissappointed as everything else is growing lovely in my garden. Some of my plants owe something to Lazarus I think as after that last winter we thought they had succumbed to eternal sleep, but a few warm days and they erupted into the most glorious display of spring colours I have ever seen.

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I've 4 young walnut trees two are well in leaf and the others still havent leafedup yet but- like your apple -- green, the same thing happened last year the --spring that they were planted

3 May, 2011


I guess it must be fickle or maybe that's just me! Thanks for replying.vf1

3 May, 2011


the big ash trees are only just greening up too

3 May, 2011


Mine took a good 8 weeks to show any sign of life. Give it a wee while longer, at least you've already voiced your concerns with the seller and if things really don't improve you can contact them again.

I won't be expecting a crop off mine this year (planted early March), but I have high hopes for next year :)

3 May, 2011


Thanks everyone for your tips and comments. You've all been a great help.

4 May, 2011


anytime Vf....:o)

4 May, 2011


Vf1 Don`t give up I`m sure all will come right. Just about to do a blog about my Sorbus bought last July and looked very sickly.

5 May, 2011


Vf1....just wanted to say welcome to GoY....great fun, tons of encouragement and friends :) I could go on!

Hope you have some luck with your braeburn too.

6 May, 2011

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