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Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:59

Now thats a gret prog i havnt heard it before,im onto in the future and interesting views on the figs, i just might try both ways as iv got a good selection of figs coming along for the future,iv found direct planting for the cuttings is better than in jars, they seem to settle very easily and quickly,and there seems to be somthing rather special in growing fig tree cuttings i get quite a buz, i cant put my finger on it, maybe beaucaus they look such a nice tree, why aint my spell check workin nar  cheers Dove miduck

weather

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:28

Hi, here in Norfolk was the noiesiest night so far,the pampas in the porch is growing in number every day ,18 cut down yesterday and 2 so far today, running out of porch,the wind was screaming like you here in horror films so loud hardly got a wink of my beauty sleep, but no real other damage i can see amongst the builders rubish we have at the moment, but its looking better for next week i hope,

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:13

Right as and when u2 have finished billing and cooing how do i do i do i get to Bob Flowedew please,right u can carry on now,

Digging beds from scratch - how deep and what soil?

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:02

Hi Patiate good advise here is free BUT paving slabs arnt they are very expensive and great for putting sheds etc on,so how about  giving  em away ,go down you local and shout does anybody want  slabs for a pint and watch out for the rush good luck with garden mateys

Hedge trimmer design and use

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:53

HI James, last year i purchased a Spear and Jackson extra length ( 6 " ) trimmer a very good machine,i use it often when the birds are not nesting sometimes this was every week a bit at a time, power is esential but as Bob says with power comes weight,the cuttings this year im going to mulch, the first thing i bought was a safe strong set of steps ( car boot  £10 ) the next thing i did was cut right through the bright orange cable,i cant see how to make it safer except to keep it away from idiots like me,right, the cable length is a very good, and most people use an extention lead as well so no probs with mine.The start grip is in 2 saftey stages and easy to use,most trimmers come with a blade cover,if  this could have been made to fit onto the wall it would have made an easy saftey storage system with a U bracket on the cover for the looped cable to fit when not in use so im making this myself,not exactly Dragons Den stuff is it, hope this is usefull James 

good luck Alan

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 11:48

Morning all,im wondering if its worth chancing leaving the figs on, as a late frost would set you back to hoping for a second crop after youv cleared the frost damage ones,have i got this right as this is all very new to me, the time and tested way of removing over pea size to me seems safer 

Re-Designing the Lawn Mower

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:52

Dragons Den 4u son go4it that is so simple nice one,needs somewhere to put mi coffee well done

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:40

wow thats good and we need things like this to cheer us up well done shore horse

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 10:40

Morning all from erein Norfolk Im  watching Kate putting Pampas grass int a big varse which up till yesterday looked great in the garden till the winds arrived and flattened half of them,  Right im following this chat as iv got a three foot Turkey to fig pit this year, as advised by Dove she,s asleep in a pot in the greenhouse (fig) all wrapped up snug with lots of very tiny not even pea size fruit which as they grow later i have decided to  remove so it consentrates on just settleing for the first year in the pit then let it go after that. also got 5 good cuttings for pots and an older bigish tree that im told never fruits so a one third and 3 year plan on that one with loads of cuttings as i do it,i see 8 inch fig plants around  in the shops costing far too much,when im back in action ill put up how many new turkeys i have and anyone passing us erein Mundesley will be welcome to a coffee and a fig, a pressy

good luck all  

John Innes Seed Compost

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 09:52

Hi Mark, i down loaded this from Gardening Data .com to help me understand it all its quite helpfull i find,  http://www.gardeningdata.co.uk/soil/john_innes/john_innes.php

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