Very impressed with the cherry trees recieved in perfect condition.planted as per instructions.I would like advice, as now I have got them I am told I will never have cherries as the birds always get there first.As the trees max height is 8ft is there some way I can protect them and when is it the beast time to offer this protection. I would be grateful for your advice. Webmasters Reply: Here on the nursery we have found hanging old cd's in the tree the most effective method of control; these must be in place from approximately mid March until after the fruit has been harvested.
Hazel Willsher, hazelwillsher@XXX.COM
Supplied as a containerised tree pruned to approximately 3 - 4 feet (90 - 120 cm) tall including pot.Available from approximately June 2016
Arguably the earliest black cherry variety to ripen. Cropping heavily the dark red cherries also well sized. One real bonus of this variety is that the fruits ripen in successiongiving two or three pickings which is better than 'all coming at once' like many varieties.
Often recognised as Kentish Cherry, it was in fact bred in Bedfordshire by Thomas River in 1872. The confusion most probably arises as this was one of the most popular varieties of the many roadsidestalls along the A2 coastal road through Kent.
Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.
Fruit Tree Pollination Simplified (hopefully)
Information on fruit tree fertility, pollination and compatibility, with simple explanations of regularly used terms.
Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants Victoriana Nurseries sell that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.
How To Plant Bare Root & Potted Fruit Trees (Video)
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How To Plant Fruit Trees & Nut Trees
Detailed advice on planting fruit and nut trees - including advice on container growing.
Tree Wishes - magazine article giving inspiration to those thinking about growing fruit written by Stephen Shirley for Grow Your Own magazine.