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Apples off or on

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:37

Evening all,  a few months ago we bought a Braeburn  Apple bare root from our local G/C its now around 4 feet tall and doing ok,today, today i noticed 8 tiny apples forming,now i know we have wait a few years  to crop it but do i nip them off as i find them or just leave them to form and drop off , im thinking if i remove them then the tree will not waste any energy on them ,am i to remove or not to remove now that is the question folks. i suppose i could just take the money or open the box. 

Can you Overpower stinging nettles with wild plants???

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:22

Hi Shaw2, if there is not too many of them you could make use of them as they make good Nettle Tea, loads of Nitrogen in them stingers. good luck

Knotweed

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:17

Hi Mat03, heres a good few pics and advice on J/K nothing like what you have ,no worries ,this advice is from Devon county council its quite helpful,http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/environmentplanning/natural_environment/biodiversity/japanese_knotweed/identifyjapknot.htm 

 

green tom picle

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:07

Great news that Dove, were really pleased with that, just think all that horrible vinegar smell filling the kitchen AGAIN,as we hav,nt got an extractor fitted yet , Many thanks for that matey, were smelling tonight

Lavender

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:03

Last week i took a good load of lavender cuttings  and so far there good,today i noticed the lavender i took the cuttings from has just started to show its about to think of flowering, question is am i too late now or can i proceed and remove the tiny tips, or do I have to wait till Autumn and do hardwood cuttings,manythanks.

green tom picle

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 16:51

Hi again, can i simply  put the pickle back into the pan to reduce it more as its too runny,its 3 months old bottled up and been kept in the fridge ,tastes good but a little vinegary and thinish, last years was great recipe from here on G/W. I cant think of anything i can thicken it up with without heating again,,heres hoping   

Pot or not

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 14:00

Im back,and thank you again im cogitating,  (herd that word the other day Kate explained what it meant ) which way for Kate to go as she is doing it, not easy these Astibes are they ,,Many thanks everybody for your help

Pot or not

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 09:50

Right then into a half shady/sunny spot in the garden ,our soil is very well drained here so i,ll need to hold the damp in the soil now How do i do that ,I Know Dont buy Astibes but that dont help so Dove you probably have similar soil have you got any wet liking plants ,what do i put into its new home please to keep it damp, Please dont say water you lot i know that  actualy if i get this right we just might get another as they really are a bute of a plant and i read ok for splitting next year,,Many thanks so far really really good advise from everybody ,even up in bony Scotland good luck all and today the sun still trying to get out last night was just what the garden wanted

Cheers all Alan 

Pot or not

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 16:48

Hi all, local car boot today,Kate spotted a plant called Astilbe,a nice looking 20 inch high and  well formed plant and a pinky colour, Question can i put it into a 12"wide by 18" deep terracotta pot or has it got go into the open soil,damp well drained partial shade is what it wants im told so im ok with that part but cant find any advice on to pot or not   any advise would be good,

Mulching lawn mower

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 18:45

High, KT53 is right, we purchased a Qualcast, Brigs and Stratton self propelled petrol mower for £199 from Homebase ,I searched everywhere and looked at loads of mowers and I was very surprised to find such a good mower for that price,it has the choice of mulching as KT says a simple plug in adapter which works very well, easy pull start and very simple to use,so far no probs at all.

Alan.

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