David Livingston wrote:Thanks for this Bryant.
I have some difficulties applying some of your techniques because the materials and tree types are different over here in Europe .
I cannot find an Asphalt type grafting material I can only find beeswax/ turpintine stuff that is apita as its so sticky
Secondly I have a grafting tool similar to the one used in the Permactulture Orchard DVD . What do you think of them ?
I dont see from your notes that you differentiate between Cleft grafting and t bud grafting .
What mthod would you use for Walnuts .
John I think grafting is essential when your funds or space are limited .
David Livingston wrote:So far I have had best results using what they call here a rind graft plum on plum or medlar onto Hawthorne
Hoping to try bud grafting come end of July
John Saltveit wrote:I get pear trees for free. Every time I have to prune my quince tree, I put some of the branches into the ground. They grow into small trees and I graft certain pears onto them the next year. Also birds give me hawthorns, and I graft pears onto them, as I already have enough hawthorns for me to eat, which I also grafted.