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Mahonia winter sun problems black spot

Posted: Yesterday at 14:42

So it could spread to other plants including roses i take it? 

Bamboo poles preservation

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:54

Hmm i quite like that Edd. 

I am good with cement Blue, but no they were going into soil, im eyeing up large evergreen climbers. Its bamboo, they are hollow in sections. 

Bamboo poles preservation

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:46

Just to seal the hollow bit you mean? 

Bamboo poles preservation

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:07

Hi i have just invested in some quite thick bamboo poles for the garden.  They look great. I was all set to use wood preserver or maybe sealant on the ends, depending what i could find that looked plant friendly, to stop it rotting in the ground.  However, on speaking to the seller, they said not to bother it will always rot underground.  Hmm.

Anybody got any experience of this?  I suppose anything from plants would rot eventually, but wanted to extend its life if possible. 

Mahonia winter sun problems black spot

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 19:25

Hi, doesnt rub off, no. 

Fruit tree supports

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:24

So....any idea where to get one?  I'm thinking of taking a design to my local blacksmith, see what he could make one for. 

Mahonia winter sun problems black spot

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:21

Hello ? Any ideas? 

Fruit tree supports

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 17:28

I can't see the support for the tree, but yes it's definitely something like that.  

Fruit tree supports

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:39

Hi Pansy, no they werent much like those, different shape and much more substantial, like ironmongery, though I still like those in the pic.  Thanks. 

Verdun i have done my apples espalier on the cheap. These things were very decorative, but also gave instant height.  I expect they are costly though. 

Fruit tree supports

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:36

Im after something i saw visiting a stately home once, but dont know what they are called.

I want to put a fruit tree inside a metal frame (like a obelisk but wider) so that i can grow them like an espalier but free standing, not with a wall behind,

these looked amazing and were really easy to harvest.  I expect stately homes just commission things to be made, but i thought i could have a go at getting one, and making one if not.  

Anyone help?

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