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Advice needed

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 09:12

Daisy, when we took del of bare rooted stuff, the Grower took time to explain to make a little mound in the bottom of the hole and spread the roots equally over it, they explained they had no proof that adding food to the actual hole made any difference as the home made or G/C compost already has enough goodness in it but people liked to do it and so did we ,peace of mind youv done everything you can kind of thing ,however later feeding was important, FBB and slow release fertilizer was always mentioned as it goes a long way and isnt too expensive, i think later today you will get far better advise than mine as we have a lot of Rose people on here ,good luck.

Apples off or on

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:58

Right i will it makes sense i think. Many thanks 

getting rid of tree stumps

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:56

yes if you have trees cut down the stump grinder usually follows and removes the stump.

getting rid of tree stumps

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 21:45

AngieD nuts right we did it and they are not expensive and do a nice clean job.

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   

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