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Apple and plum trees for small garden

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 11:06

Hi Sunnysarah, great idea and so easy,weve just planted eaters cookers gauges,and much more, the secret is to tell the supplier what room you have and what you want,find an apple you like and ask the supplier what he has, that one or closest to that taste, he will then make the choice according to the root stock its on, this rootstock decides the size of the tree its all very simple ,let them advise you,   what area do you live in.

Water Butts STINK!

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:53

Morning all ,i agree with Dove a good scrub which we do every winter with our buts and a little Jeyes  (lots of rinsing) ,i used a lot of water so the buts were quite clean,also in large buts ( 40 gallon )a table spoon of rapeseed/veg type  oil on the water surface to keep midge stuff out, water buts with tops tend to keep clean anyway if the water is used often enough, rain water we collected in winter lasted well into summer with no smell,so scrub em and top em.

Allotments-Raised beds or traditional planting?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 10:34

Hi, we found our raised beds,no digging, nice clean easy paths between, rotation easy,and almost weed free, the weeds we did get were just pull outs, the setting up was hard but very enjoyable in summer,but after the initial work the allotment was just so easy to operate.

Tree advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:15

HI when we moved here we inherited a large clump of bamboo and it looks like its not the invasive type and as a screen its really good ,

Tree advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:07

Hi Greenfingers, if these are your first trees then your supplier  will need to know what your trying to do, he can then explain Root stocks without getting technical as this decides how the tree grows ,height ,width ,etc  im in Norfolk and lucky to have Reads Nurseries who have high quality trees ,right price and deliver at the right price as well, Stephen the owner  will talk to you should you want to, good luck

 http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/plum-and-gage-trees/  

Hedging advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:06

SORRY WRONG PERSON

Hedging advice pls

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 11:04

Hi Greenfingers, if these are your first trees then your supplier  will need to know what your trying to do, he can then explain Root stocks without getting technical as this decides how the tree grows ,height ,width ,etc  im in Norfolk and lucky to have Reads Nurseries who have high quality trees ,right price and deliver at the right price as well, Stephen the owner  will talk to you should you want to, good luck

 http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/plum-and-gage-trees/ 

This plant in compost?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 16:25

Hi Vicki,i found they need a rich neutral soil, and this 

http://forum4flowers.com/flower-information/mimosa-pudica-growing-instructions 

 hope it helps

Figs tree and fruit from last year

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:23

HI criss,   im putting this return from Reads Nurseries so you can understand why we tipped the Repotted fig,  its to get the fig to fruit which was as i understood  what you wanted, so this is only for repotting you understand as in Stephens answer to me, the later cutting back of New  shoots to 4 or 5 leaves is done in Mid spring No later as the shoots might not have time to ripen and as he says you might not need to this year, and please remember maincrop figs grow on previous  years wood ,no new wood very few figs.    

Hello, Alan Thank you for your enquiry.   Tipping the shoots now will force the fruit to grow first, I would only prune again if really needed in late May - June, but this is often not needed or possible. Stephen Read

fast growing every green shrubs

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 13:30

Hi Esther, Laurel is a nice hedge gives us complete privacy ,2 sides 5 foot high one side 10 foot plus,grows fairly quickly and as long as you dont need a show hedge cuts easily with electric hedge cutters and cuttings for future hedges free and easy to do good luck 

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