If you don't trust your own budding skills, Brogdale are also offering a bud-while-you-wait service to anyone wanting to perpetuate an old but flagging fruit tree. Fee for the demonstration is pounds 4. For further details ring 0795 535462.Reuse content
BROGDALE Horticultural Trust, which looks after the National Fruit Collections at Faversham in Kent, is holding two demonstrations tomorrow on the budding of fruit trees. This is a specialised form of propagating in which you slip a sliver of wood, containing a bud of the tree you want to grow, into a branch of a different fruit tree, which will then feed and nurture it (you hope) as though it were its own. The morning session lasts from 11am to 12.30pm; the afternoon, from 2pm to 3.30pm.