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blackberries

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 17:06
Hi all can anyone give me advise with the first blackberry im buying , i hope to grow a good heavy fruiter for pies and jams etc, how old should it be at sale and what type of soil if poss please Alan

Strawberry Growing Experiment

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 17:00
HI rain,this is rather interesting as im about to try to grow lots of strawbs from scratch next year for jams etc,how would you describe the soil in pots and the ground soil you have was it the same and what and how did you feed if you don't mind i was planning to try and hang big baskets in a fruit enclosure for max protection and control, sounds like this might not be the best idea iv come up with for the strawbs maybe back to the drawing board
Alan

apple tree

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 21:16
Hi all has anyone any idea of the nearest tasting apple to a pink lady that i can grow in this country,im told here its just not warm enough so need to shop around for another to get,

Honey suckle

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 15:31
Right then many thanks for the help, both then cheers all Alan

Honey suckle

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:38
Hi all its me again, Now im moving home very shortly and iv got a one year old honey suckle trained up the wall about 7 feet high ,doing really fantastic on Nettle tea, Anyway dare i take a few cuttings around now to take with us or No and if yes will the cutting in a jar of water do the rooting job hoping good luck all, Alan 4711

I HATE CATS!!

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:21
Garjobo hi, i can only repeat that useing Jeyes fluid ready to use spray or a can of dilute yourself has been working for me for about 7/8 months ,from 5 deposits a night down to none, a couple of deposits a few weeks ago when i planted something and forgot to spray around it (not too close ), iv fenced our back garden off now as i have a moron cat owner for a neighbor whose cat is out all day and only returns to eat, what kind of a pet owner is that i ask you,whats the point of having a part time cat lodger,anyway were moving enough is enough so i know just how you feel and im pleased to say our new house has NO cat owners close bye, so not expensive to try ( Wilco,s )do it cheap,, good luck G
Alan4711

Hydrangea

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 15:39
Hi Criss when we moved into our house last year i took 40 cuttings from a huge Hydrangea,i did it not really understanding how to do it correctly at all,i also dug up 4 feet from the left and right side of it leaving only a 2 feet wide stub at almost ground level,as i said it was huge and completely out of control, 6 months later i have 36 really good cuttings to resite and also give away, the original shrub is now one mass of new green healthy growth about 2 feet high just what i wanted, maybe i was lucky but its worked ,they really are tough shrubs,the correct way im told is as Dove says but at the time i didn't know good luck
Alan

Fig trees

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 15:54
Hi Garry ,if you buy a fig big enough to plant straight into the allotment then go to the Royal horti society on the net theirs some really good advise on how ,note the Fig Pit advise and very important the winter looking after advise as this determines weather or not you get fruit,also if later you want to get cuttings (dormant) the simple water in a jar works so well and so easy and free, iv got 9 now in water ready to put into containers then after a year into a pit ,check figs on the net ,loads of advise good luck G
Alan4711

Green Compost

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 15:24
Hi newboy2 the reason why nettles and comfry are so good is because they get their roots very deep into the nutrients plants love,lots of deep rooted plants are ok to use ,go on the net and get info for your own peace of mind and the best way to use the tea lots of info there also the way to do green compost as Welshonion says theirs addresses on the net to order any seeds to grow it ,also check out the dry way of doing the tea its easier and less smelly
good luck

jam maker

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 10:24
morning all,right now this might not sound like a question for G?W BUT im going to have for the first time a nice load of fruit this year to make preserves and jams and such, i know i could learn to do it the old way and will if that turns out to be the best way to do it, but has anyone ever used one of these electric jam makers if so honest opinions please and any advise or tricks of the trade would be good too,my first time on the fruit making scene so need all the help i can get avagooden Alan4711

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