what tree will you plant this week…?

i planted a tree...

i planted a tree...

Today is the start of National Tree week. There are loads of events on – some are free, some will be extremely boring – some will be great for the family.

Either or it is amazing the bargains that always existed in this department.

Trees don’t have to grow huge. They can also be a ‘small tree’. They can fit on your balcony. They’ll cost about €10-15. And that includes the compost and the pot. If you need for a specific place and you are unsure just leave a comment here.

In the picture I have two trees. One died 🙁 but it’s staying where it is. I have plans for that…. 😆 So I planted a fig tree in front of it. I guess I didn’t want the garden to look bare.

Fig Trees
can be grown in a wide range of soil as long as it’s well drained. They are ‘usually trained up against a wall or fence. [This one won’t]. They are self fertile and easy to grow. I chose the Brown Turkey variety. It cost me €12.

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4 replies
  1. Peter Donegan MI Hort
    Peter Donegan MI Hort says:

    eh…. no! try a prunus amanagowa [upright cherry] – should cost about €15 – 20 depending on height. Quite slow growing and not invasive. I have 5 of them in my garden 🙂

    let me know how you get on!

  2. Bngr
    Bngr says:

    Feck it I might just get one this wk end. Must remember to talk to my dad about it. What’s the chances of getting a baby cedar of lebanon in the garden places in Dublin. Probably slim I’d say. Not sure if its the right tree for a suburban garden either but its the only one I want.

  3. linda
    linda says:

    hello,
    Can you let me know where you purchased your fig tree, I live in Dublin and want to palnt one. thanks

  4. Peter Donegan MI Hort
    Peter Donegan MI Hort says:

    Hi Linda,

    i bought mine in wexford funnily enough!! sounds odd…. a fig tree from wexford 😉

    but any good garden centre will pick one up for you.
    any problems just send me an email an i’ll get you one myself.

    enjoy the weekend 🙂
    peter

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