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Planting trees and shrubs - what help do I need to give?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 15:52

Hi Kate for your tree go to the Royal|H,S  then do a similar way for the rest  


good luck Alan            

new or old

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 15:38

Im still looking for a metal fitting to fasten  our bed together ,went missing when we moved,if i see yours i,ll let uno 

Apple tree problems

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 15:30


new or old

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 14:42

Hello all,now did any of you lovely people actuary read my question, i feel iv been Kippered, and a helpinghand would be good but not to worry i,ll manage, and how did we get onto the Kipper family or u tube or fesivals, how about APPLE TREES and as for Norfolkdumpling  like ships in the nite she never turned up, i think i,ll sort out mitree miself,so this is Alan signing off from Mundesly in Norfolk Not all Norfolk but its still bloo,,   miseable ere  im off tapub


Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:20

Hi Richard, if you go to the RHS the info is really easy to follow ,just one thing is after you have planted its a good idea to leave the first years crop to die back into the crown to give it a better start and rhubarb loves the cold it comes from Siberia originally,raised beds are great and if your near the coast surround the crowns with seaweed as slugs and snails love to dine out on them but dont like seaweed,if not them maybe pellets will do   Good luck Rich,,        

solar or not

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:09

Hi all,thank you very much for all your help,and Mrst12 that was very interesting,iv looked at the future forecasts for gas prices and they are just not real, so im having a Good look at solar,thanks again  for all the help.

new or old

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:15

Morning all iv been talking with Stevep5b and Bob the G and a few others who are helping,we both have an old Apple tree and trying to sort it out the best way poss, Im wondering if I dont go down the road of third pruning and decide to  cut and burn then plant a Bramley seedling , just how close to the original roots can i plant,Im not sure how long old roots take to rot , or would they be a hindrance for the new one,or do they stop taking in water quickly and die. I have no experience of doing this before so help if poss, The reason i want to plant close to the old one is obviously in that part of the garden im short of room,and i cant dig the roots out due to an op a short time ago so lazy im not , so thats the prob at the moment any help is good  Many thanks from dull Norfolk

Apple tree problems

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 10:03

Steve ,good morning ,iv been thinking about the prob,if a tree needs to be regenerated by a third at a time pruning to be safe,, then the time and work im thinking could be spent on cut the tree and give away or burn the wood,then invest around £20 ( mine was £21:50 ) form the nursery ) for a Bramley Seedling perhaps and start again afresh,  im not sure how close a new tree can be planted to the old roots but i,ll ask a new Q ,someone will know, Im not sure which way to go yet but my neighbor has an open fire so that's a start anyway so ok good luck all ....bit dull erein Norfolk

solar or not

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 15:05

I know its not gardening But has anybody any first hand info of Solar panels,our bungalow is the perfect position for them but are they any good or not ,i know everybody has there own ideas on it but i dont actually know anybody to ask that has looked into it properly.iv been ages on the net and im no  wiser at all,if no one  has me and Kate are going Carroll singing early but only if they have panels on the roof .

Help Please if poss  Alan4711

Her Poor knees

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:45

Many thanks Artjak and Frank im avin a look cheers, Alan

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