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Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:23

Morning all ,when we moved last year we inherited a bay tree 7 foot high  planted literaly against the house wall,imagine, that was the first to go also a 10 foot Magnolia  planted along side thats also gone to our neighbor nice tree now, ,strange things people do ? on the net there is a site giving height and root distances for planting    

suns up at last ierin Norfolk , avagooden         

Apple Trees

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:50

Hi Dordogne,     a good start would be to clear a one meter circle /square around each tree so no weeds or competition for rain ,comes March/April a good dose of Fish,Blood,and Bone,remember Potash is cheap and helps the trees to flower and fruit better,make sure they get good watering in the dry season, then see if they are getting pollinated properly ,if not and as we don't know the name of the trees a small crab apple will do the trick, excellent pollinators our garden center tells us ..good luck with the house and garden,,, exiting times ahead for you 

phoning a 0344. number

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:35

while were talking of nuisance calls i get one twice a week saying please listen to this message very carefully it concerns you,scam can we get them stopped i dont know how ,,anyone ever tried ,i,d be very happy to slap this one, it really does P me off

thick sea fog,  Very wet  ,Very cold ,  erein Norfolk

white mouse

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 11:24

Hi Fidgeit   ,It must be quite nice to have the cleaners come in daily and clean up for free,so dont forget the xmas tip.

Disappointed with new shed.. how far to take it.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 17:23

A customer in such a case has the right to a ( No faith in the supply company to do a proper job) therefore a quote from professional painter to do the job in Situ would be a days wage and cost of materiel , £185  aprox. or maybe a little more,as you will not get a pro to just tosh it in, pro painters are very expensive but you do get a proper job i hope 

White choc cheesecake

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 16:12

Bekkie ,Its quite obvious you do not know the rules here,  NO1 before any cheesecake recipes are passed through here you must send me a made up one for quality control to taste,sometimes we might need 2 just in case were not sure,  If you want my address its not a problem. In future Please follow the rules  

not happy

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 16:04

Hi Dove ,yes iv done all the stuff available i think,this is where i found the Neem oil which might be the way to go next year when there dormant, today i  noticed its on the big one we inherited, Right a waiting game it is then ,many thanks all,


Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:04

Correct Fleurisa lots of it and the older the better , and dont forget let it settle in and uaually leave it to die back for the first year, dont let any manure onto the crown and  by the way,  you dont need huge great leaves ,pick it (tug twist) when its young taste much better, and find out how to put to to bed for winter as it comes from Siberia


Outdoor LED Lighting... Is it Worth it?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:56

Hi Chris,were putting up some repro victorian street lamps along the garden  soon, and talking to the sparks we agree that in winter when we go to the local these lights can be left on at almost no cost looks great and a security help for almost free we have used them for any new stuff weve done since we moved in and though they cost an arm and a leg  twenty thousand hours a bulbs pretty good,i think the light youv picked is nice ,expensive but nice, in the mean time were doing with our four 99pence solar ones ,i love em

Baby figs

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:43

Ivyhouse the problem is our climate, rather than trying to name a few figs that also do ok here why not go to Reads nursery on line info,follow the  info and go to Figs    it should help.        

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