Almond trees, climing roses & other stuff
Thrilled to learn we can grow almond trees here in Oklahoma! This was brought up over on "my" fall apple tree planting thread.
Is there anything different I need to do to the ground than I would do for an apple tree? Boron or no boron added to the soil?
I intend to try out the same kind of almond tree as Dawn has, since I am so clueless. I am more excited about getting almonds, than I am about having apples!
I do not have a whole lot of room, so a couple/three apple trees, a couple of pear trees, & squeezing in some blackberries is about the most I can do. Thank goodness the online catalong says the almond tree is self pollinating. Is this true? As I am a little stumped as to where I could squeeze in a second almond tree.
As it is, I do a lot of container gardening, simply due to lack of space. Thrilled to get container tomato ideas from Dawn too. *smile* I have just been buying plants that the local feed store stocks & it always comes with leaf miner. *grrr*
And last but not least, any suggestions for a THORNLESS climbing rose that does well here in Oklahoma heat? I love the Queen Elizabeth rose, but I understand the climbing variety is a real dud when it comes to blooming.
Thanks in advance for all the help. :)