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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

Black Spot

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 16:18

Hi Bob for someone who knows note about grafting how will it work and how do you graft one tree onto many, ours are all the same as yours and were thinking of getting rid of all of them, but i really would try to save them if poss,one is an Alecs red Hybrid T  and the colour is a stunning deep red but black spot is just a mess. your grafting sounds interesting ,what will you actually do  

A Plum, a cherry and a nectarine tree,

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:55

Hi M.O.K, i was advised also apples under 3 years old were best summer pruned,hope this was right as i did my 4 new apples and a Gage in late July  to miss the silver leaf spores due in is it Oct/Nov  or was it Sept,Oct not too sure, good luck all, rain threatening in Norfolk 

State of Water in Water Butts

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:05

Hi all ,iv not long ago purchased from Gumtree a 1000 ltr dark blue ex grape extract  butt  just the job for water storage,i also got a ready made Hozelock twin conector made for these buts about £5 and im running 2 hoses off it ,the amount of water it holds allows me to use the hose pipes to reach all over the garden and water on a slow release type of thing, no more buckets, I was lucky to get the butt and  delevery local for £30,but  on line there about £50 And charge a lot to delver,but they are a godsend  for water storage, i also use a drop of rapeseed oil on top of the water and a table spoon of Jeyes,  pots of clematis ,Honeysuckle and a nice fig tree are now growing through the metal cage it comes in to camouflage it.and Smokings got 2 lucky devil, good luck all  raining erein Norfolk 

A Plum, a cherry and a nectarine tree,

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:40

spot on Nut,,,,iv got 14 last years fig cuttings  all potbound allready and needing to pot on they were fed on FBB and comfry/seaweed Tea , they take water every day or sulk, off to get some no3 and bigger pots, waiting for home base or wilko to do there last sell off ,got a big bucket of FBB £6 last year, good luck fish. 

Gooseberry bush with tiny leaves

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:30

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=332  gooseberry bush pruning RHS site nice and easy instructions for pruning and training 

feeding

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:23

Hi Cang, Dave is spot on ,we do the same with FBB and  a Comfry tea with potash added  to get best fruit,then a 20 to 1 feed every fortnight with comfry and seaweed.

Flooded garden

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:14

Hi Luke have you considered a bog garden ,,done right they can be stunning,also look at this info from RHS    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=303        

Rhododendrons

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 16:08

Hi Tads your probably group 8 pruning but to be sure go to RHS https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=168 for correct info,

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