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Apple Trees - Hopeless Cases?

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 10:27

Talking to the G/C and looking at the charts it seems Crab apples are one of the best pollinators, im adding one next even though my new apple trees are all in the correct pollinator groups im advised the Crab is a good idea, and i know this type of thing frightens people off but a soil test round the trees might show some deficiencies  and save a lot of time and trouble,.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:52

Morning all,I lost about 30 cobs last year doing the strip,food bag and freezer bit , are the freezer bags the ordinary ones you just pull off or special zippy type of thing please,

Poisoned trees

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:41

Assad,even if the results were positive what good would it do,you could not prove who did it and its the beginning of a neighbors dispute,dont go there ,no-one wins from these things and the thought of living next door to someone your not happy will get worse as time goes on,leave it alone and think of some other way of doing your garden,and dont forget you might be able to keep the trees under good control But what happens if you leave and the new owner doesn't give a dam , this could be on your neighbors mind, nows the time to work out how to get along not build fences (so to speak) good luck Assad  

rosa rugosa

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:25

many thanks Nut cheers ,raining in Norfolk

Apple Trees - Hopeless Cases?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 18:11

looking at the pollinator chart ,Steephill is correct, the trees  need help to pollinate, after that the only other thing i can think of trying thats easy is Potash, give the trees a good dose of FBB and Potash,to promote flower and fruit

Any good books for beginners?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:31

Hi Goldfinch, Car boot and charity shops, cant go wrong,although most charity shops now have forgot why they are there, 

rosa rugosa

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 17:27

Hi Nut Can you expand on that r/hip wine you do as we get loads of big hips as there lining our outside of the garden and are a cracker of a rose ,id love to do something with them,also if i want to grow from seed do you let the hips dry out  or straight from the hip of the bush cheers 

rosa rugosa

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:40

Hi Rose, try this site from Garden guides.

http://www.gardenguides.com/112545-grow-rosa-rugosa-fruit-hips.html 

Black Spot

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:31

Morning all, eres one for you Bob, iv looked at David Austins roses and they say the Alecs red ht is very resistant to blackspot, now i think the new ones might be but i think iv inherited an older one hence the massive blackspot, so heres the question ,can i graft a new type resistant climber onto mine as it sits beside an arch or will this change the original rose ,and i realize its a lot simpler to just buy a new one but not half as interesting, and the colour of this olden is just stunning and i like the challenge as you obviously do, Winds all night at 18mph one young fig snapped in half, central heating on a bit, and putting mi boots on to venture out ,I might be gone for some time  many thanks for the info Bob 

Black Spot

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:49

WOW bob that's really got me buzzin,and it looks like its not toooo difficult, what I need now is a rootstock for my Red Alecs HT black spotted poor rose, ,do I ask at my local G/C or have you any ideas for a good strong one to start with,and many thanks for that info both very interesting iv saved them, iv always been a grafter Bob seems in retirement its going to be  the same ,raining erin Norfolk again

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