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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,

Gooseberry bush with tiny leaves

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 15:32

Hi Vic ,this might help,

N= Nitrogen Leaf and Stem Growth

P= Phosphorous Roots and Shoots and Buds

K= Potassium or Potash for Flowering Fruiting and general hardiness

 flowering or fruiting plants need the right nutrients to help sustain the growth of the bloom or the fruit. They need phosphorus to promote growth of the root and buds, as well as relatively larger volumes of potash to encourage healthy fruit or flower production. Nitrogen gives what your lacking strong leaves and stems , for an allround feed Comfry tea ,a free and well balanced  feed, good luck

A Plum, a cherry and a nectarine tree,

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 21:14

Hi , personally i would check all the roots for any probs ,sort any  probs out, re -pot with John Innes no 3 with 20% added grit half a hand full each of FBB some slow release fertilizer and look up how and when to prune each tree then give em a nice spot for summer

 

Dr Who

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 20:58

At least you can see this doctor ,mine takes a fortnight if your lucky

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