These could be the best investments you make, supplying fruit for years, helping nature, and helping prevent climate change.
The trees Wilko sell include apples (braeburn and discovery), cherry (morello and sunburst - a sweet cherry from Canada), plum (victoria), pear and rowan / mountain ash. Only £5 each in store. These trees are ready to plant now and should start producing fruit in a couple of years.
All are good for wildlife, but nature lovers might particularly want to consider the rowan. As the Woodland Trust (woodlandtrust.org.uk/vis…an/
) put it: "Flowers provide pollen and nectar for bees and other pollinating insects, while the berries are a rich source of autumn food for birds, especially the blackbird, mistle thrush, redstart, redwing, song thrush, fieldfare and waxwing."