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Apple tree problems

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:22

Morning Steve, I also have a similar prob and it seems we need to know what kind of tree it actually is so we can do the right kind of clean up, All new to me but i read it matters as some apples trees give fruit on there tips and some along the branches and some it seems both,now that really helps us,Right i,ll be reading and asking more,so good luck and also im giving Fish blood and bone in March/April and 2 table spoons of potash in a bucket of water,this did work on my Fig tree i inherited ,old and never fruited i trimmed and potashed it and presto loads of fruit this year so it does work, Av a good day mate ,Sunny here in Norfolk folks

Apple tree problems

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:14

Hi Steve,i notice you have lichen growing on the tree, im told this shows good clean air so thats a good start,I would do as the Royal Hort suggests on this. also the tree might want a kick start to healthy apples look at the Royal Hort pruning neglected apple trees advise.It would perhaps be a third prune at a time type of thing. good luck 




Her Poor knees

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 11:01

Frank has it got a name on it please

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:37

Sorry Mark I forgot £199:99 i would buy it again its a good one

Petrol Lawnmower any suggestion.

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:34

Hi Mark ,last year i looked at almost every mower for sale ,i ended up with this one and promised to keep the gardeners here up to date when i put it away for winter which i shall do,I ended up at Homebase ,a Qualcast ,good reliable well known name,and its been the bees knees ,no probs what soever,easy start and due to an operation Kate my partner has to mow and she loves it.

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  • Colour: Green.
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shed base

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 15:21

ours is on concrete ,rough finish  and if i do it again same thing,

Her Poor knees

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:46

Good afternoon,from Norfolk, the storm has finally finished, has anybody actually got any personal experience with garden  Kneeling stools ,iv looked on the net but i rather wanted to get first hand good or bad,metal or plastic sort of thing info, looks can be a little deceiving on the net, got to be good its a little surprise Chrisy pres for Kate

cheers all 

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 10:52

MY Christmas pressy please can it be a bloody great umberella ,,its bucketing it down ere,Sat nite im outside watching the lightning and thunder display when it exploded in front of me ,i fell into the porch,the telephone lines are gone,the houses 100 yards away have a hole in there roof and the elections are as we type changing ALL there melted wall plug sockets, I thought i was a gonner and its only not long ago we had a new TV thing on the chimney which was blown to bits A week later Have pitty up there will u this is getting bloody expensive, Merry wotsit  avagooden,cupo coffee time

Can anyone recommend a good lawn edging tool?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 20:37

The very very best lawn edger i ever seen is Kate my partner ,trouble is its high maintenance, only works when she wants to and then wants me to do the dinner,But apart from that the half moon one kept sharp is the best one I have ever used does wot it says etc. 

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 10:41

Lyn,Can you tell me how to prune this one in the pic,we inherited it a year ago it was sad and neglected ,I gave it a 2 inch clean up and it shot back into life with wonderful flowers ,its 10/12 feet high and 15 feet wide and a good screen,how far down do i cut it if i want it to come back to still keep it as a screen ,i dont mind cutting it right back as long as it comes back to the top of the fence if poss ,many thanks, Alan


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