Close your eyes and think of summer. Bees buzzing, warm sun, the garden at its most verdant. Pears, apples and cherries hanging on the bough, their juices waiting for that taste explosion in your mouth.
Well, in the cold dark days of winter, now is the time to create that fruitful bliss. Because these are the months for bare root planting. Raspberries, quinces, plums – as well as the popular apples and pears – are all available for planting and holding that promise of summer.