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Fruit trees, to prune or not to prune

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 12:20

Peter this might be of use  its very easy reading for pruning,%20Feeding%20and%20Harvesting%20Apple%20and%20Pear%20Trees.pdf       

its done with info and pics i found it very helpful 

Fruit trees, to prune or not to prune

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:05

Plants for lightweight arch

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 09:53

Annietts ,also stay away from passion flower beautiful but a real strong heavy grower,Clematis is worth looking at but watch for the fast growers like Montana also beautiful and very strong ,im sure someone will give you a few names ,good luck

Fruit trees, to prune or not to prune

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 09:45

Jan you might want to give a handful of fish blood and bone in March April as the trees awake ,and then a little potash watered in then as it responds a really good watering of a handful of  Potash this should have a really good effect on the fruiting carry on feeding till around just before they start to think of going into fall ,if you use comfrey a little at every feed is good also, and of course i hope your trees are all  getting Pollinated properly ,good luck.

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 09:32

Nic  r u using the tree on the bar for your uploads

Does anyone know what this plant is?

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 15:32

bigger pic needed please

Fuchsias winter to do

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 12:55

just the job Dave ,all done and in the green house,many thanks 

Compost Bin

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:35

Winnie if the worms are collecting on your bin lid the compost needs drying a little untill they stop collecting there they dont happily collect on the lid look on utube its been shown many times, nothing too serious but needs looking at  ,,some dry cardboard perhaps to help dry it a touch , im only passing this info on as iv recently had this happen to me and many of my alottmenteer friends all solved by dring a touch,cheers.good luck.

****** NHS box tickers. I need to vent

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:26

I had to do something very similar and i was fuming so I went to my local MP at the time Ken Clark, within 10 days I had a letter offering better service and totally different from the first offer , and a letter from Ken stating what he had done for me ,Go for it and make them sit up, its my tax money iv paid over all my working years and i didn't pay it to be thrown away by numskulls in situations like yours KT,not to mention the messing about you went through its bl,,dy disgusting.

Fuchsias winter to do

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:39

Hi all,I have a standard fuchsias,i believe it has to be in green house over winter and pruned,its about 2 /3 years old and had a great big show this year, now how hard do I cut please, pic one,  also pic two,, have I pruned this type correctly this one was also big and beautiful this year  many thanks.


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