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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

    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














    S Benson





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