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Plum branches pointing down

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 23:39

It's one of those trees that respond to pruning by putting out lots of whippy shoots. It's better to try and thicken up what you have - shorten the dragging ones by all means, though.

Plum branches pointing down

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 21:28

Your plum is behaving normally on a Pixie rootstock, trying to be a large tree.

As already said, plums don't like being pruned overmuch; they should be pruned in summer (not winter) if you need to do so. Heavily laden branches should be propped up to prevent them snapping.

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:58

Did you buy your acer in a shop or garden centre, Amy? If so, I don't think you can have a sycamore - they're not sold as garden plants, but are full-sized trees that you find in the countryside.

Try and take a photo if you can, and put us all out of our misery!

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:53

Amy, don't bring your plants indoors - the change of air would do them no good at all.

Acer assistance - NEWBIE NEEDS HELP!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:39

The chances are that the roots were damaged when they were dug up - even though you were obviously careful, it's very easy to do. The main thing to do with all of your seedlings is to keep them moist, but not saturated, and make sure that they never wilt. You can also start feeding them with weak liquid feed in a couple of months' time.

Apart from that, you must be doing things right if your acer is thriving.

Good luck, and enjoy gardening

Hello,old Friends.:)

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 16:55

Geoff has beat me to it, WaterMelonIce - but come and say hello on the thread he's linked

Massive lawn help

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:19

There may have been too much soil covering the grass - it is normally sown virtually on the surface, which is why birds eating it is such an issue.

Sowing Poppy Seeds

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 12:12

No, if you cover thye seed as you describe they won't germinate.

Pull back the bark, rake the gtround lightly, sow the seeds, rake very lightly again and leave the bark off. You'll also need to make sure that the surface of the soil stays damp until they germinate.

Talkback: Plants - planting an acer in a pot

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 11:49

Depends on the acer, but probably not. They normally grow in the shade of trees, and subjecting it to the hottest sunshine is likely to burn the fine leaves.

Keeping on bulbs in containers

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 09:25

If you want to be sure of good flowers, give them a feed or two while the leaves are dying back. The hyacinth should be OK if treated in the same way, too, although its flowers may be a bit smaller.

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