Choosing a low allergy garden

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Choosing a low allergy garden

I love to look at a colourful flowering garden but my husband gets terrible seasonal pollen allergies and hay fever with many traditional flowering plants. That's why I have been looking at low allergy options so that we can both have the type of garden that we love in our home. This blog has some tips on the kinds of plants that I have found that grow well in the Australian climate while emitting low levels of pollen. I hope it is useful to other Aussies who are trying to plan a beautiful garden while dealing with seasonal allergies and hay fever.


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Should You Consider Bare Root Fruit Trees?

If you have been thinking about planting more trees or bushes in your garden, you may have considered the advantages of fruit trees. Not only do fruit trees look great throughout the year, but they will provide you with a crop of fruit that you can eat or incorporate into your cooking during the months ahead. You might even consider freezing some of the fruit so that you have a ready supply for your baking whenever you need it. Fruit trees can be a fantastic addition to any garden, but what should your new tree look like? Perhaps, you have looked around your local garden centre and seen potted fruit trees for sale. While you can often buy potted trees, there are significant advantages to choosing bare root fruit trees instead. Here are four reasons to choose bare root fruit trees for your garden.

Faster growth 

When you are planting fruit trees, you want to see the trees established as soon as possible. Grafted fruit trees sold as bare root fruit trees can have already been growing for up to two years before being sold, so you will be buying an established tree that will soon contribute to your garden. Bare root trees can also grow faster than potted trees since they do not need to transition from the soil in the pot to the local soil, so the roots are often larger and can start doing their job more quickly.

Increased variety 

Local nurseries often have limited space available. Potted trees can consume a large amount of that space, so the variety of fruit trees available will be small. If you look for bare root fruit trees, you should see a much larger variety from which you can make your selection. The compactness of bare root fruit trees allows the retailer to offer many more tree species, in a smaller amount of space.

Ease of shipping 

If you want to have fruit trees delivered to your home, buying bare root fruit trees is the best solution. Without the need for a pot, the tree is lighter, so it can be easily carried in your vehicle or shipped by your local parcel company without any special considerations. The lightweight nature of bare root fruit trees also makes planting the trees an easy job for just one person.

Lower cost 

Perhaps, the most obvious benefit of choosing bare root fruit trees is the lower cost. Bare root fruit trees will always cost less to buy since the retailer doesn't have the expense of buying pots, shipping and maintaining a potted tree. There is less labour-intensive work for the nursery, and these savings can be passed on to the customer.