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Friday 22nd June, 2012
Who Needs Sex!!!!
I get asked this all the time and so it's worth describing, but there has only ever been one of everything discovered, whether it's by chance seedling or a controlled and planned cross. For example, There was only ever one Granny Smith or Royal Gala, Plum Black Doris or rose Elina. I am going to call these clones as that's exactly what they are and they have been reproduced without, well any of that sex stuff going on. If by chance, there is any hanky panky then the resulting seedlings won't be the apple or rose or even plum that we all know so well. Its true! But Horticulture is all about sex or the lack off it.
Pears are usually grown on a species of pear called Calleryana or even Quince and flowering cherries on to a species called Serrula. The rootstock has to be related though otherwise they are incompatible and so a selected clone of say Gingko will be probably grafted onto Gingko seedlings.
Choose from Heritage, Skeena Willamette or Nookta but email me with what quantities you require and will make up the order but you have to email me by return as its not an on line order. Again minimum of 10 plants. Collection or get us to courier them.
There is always a deal to be had and this week there is
Last weeks rose pruning was a hit with the rose society.
We are planning to do this again at 3pm on Sat 30th June and or 14th July same time, would make it an afternoon tea with a demonstration and questions and answers. Please register your interest by return email so that we have an indication of numbers.
Quite a lot of the new seasons fruit trees have now been potted, so if you are after a fruit tree or deciduous tree, nows the time to start looking. Otherwise whether you are with friends or family have a great weekend
Cheers, Lloyd and Harry and the team
Make it a Wairere weekend where gardening's not a drag
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