Nursery / Clearing Spade SHW
- This is a solid forged spade, the head is made from a single piece of steel.
- The steel is of a specification which results in exceptional strength with the flexibility to absorb all the pressure of hard work without distorting or breaking.
- This very high quality, hard wearing spade is designed for extended use in a professional environment.
- Discerning gardeners will also appreciate it's excellent strength and durability.
- The spade comes with a long 95cm quality Ash handle with a traditional T shaped head.
- 30cm long metal shaft with ring for added strength.
- Blade size is 285x185mm.
- Weight 2.6 KG
- Made in Europe
Planting Bare Rooted Trees November-February
As a general rule, trees should be transplanted no deeper than the soil in which they were originally grown. The width of the hole should be at least 3 times the diameter of the root ball or container or the spread of the roots in the case of bare root trees. This will provide the tree with enough worked earth for its root structure to establish itself.
- Plant as soon as possible. When purchasing bare-rooted trees, inspect the roots to ensure that they are moist and have numerous lengths of fine root hairs. Care should be taken to ensure that the roots are kept moist in the period between purchase and planting. Prune broken or damaged roots but save as much of the root structure as you can.
- To plant, first build a cone of earth in the centre of the hole around which to splay the roots. Make sure that when properly seated on this cone the tree is planted so that the ‘trunk flare’ is clearly visible and the ‘crown’, where the roots and top meet, is about two inches above the soil level. This is to allow for natural settling.
- To compensate for root loss during planting and to alleviate transplant shock, treat your trees with Mykorrhizal fungi and quality slow release fertilizer.