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  • Follow the journey from 4th Sep 2016 Conkers collected from Northorpe Hall Mirfield!!!

    By pmadmin
    In Your Mirfield
    Mar 25th, 2017
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    This is the gurney wich started 4th Sep 2016 when myself/ and my granddaughter Tilly/ set our task to grow Conkers/ collecting fallen Conkers from the trees at Northorpe Hall Mirfield.
    We will update the journey every 6 Month by video/ and explain the steps we have taken to grow these wonderful trees.

    Planting the Future How to grow your Horse Chestnut trees ” Conker trees” plant them about 20-25mm deep individually in pots of soil/compost, between now and the end of November. Water well and place in a sheltered spot outside. Protect the pots from predators i.e. squirrels, mice etc. and from hard frosts, a cold frame is ideal, keep checking them to see if they need watering, but don’t overwater. The conkers will need to go through a period of cold temperatures to encourage them to germinate in the spring. Keep your young trees watered and re-pot as they grow bigger.
    Ask the landowners permission before you plant your new trees into the big wide world, they can grow very large.

    How to plant on/ and re-pot

    seedling Conker tree 2012

    Conker seedling 25th Mar 2017

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Regards

    S Benson

     

     

     

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