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cross pollination of apple trees

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 17:45

The graft union is where the root is joined to the variety of the Apple. It is somewhere near the base of the tree. Look for a swelling in the stem just above soil level. Anything which is growing from below that (and it sounds like you have) is a sucker. I'll bet these are the ones with the different coloured apples on them. you need to remove them , as close to the stem as possible. Any small bit of branch left could grow again.

arbutus

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 15:51

Because it is still a baby. These shrubs/trees do not normally produce flowers until they are much older than 2.

Plant or weed?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 15:45

Looks very much like the one I have as Oxalis hirta. Not one of the really invasive ones.

The yellow flowered, red leafed one in your neighbours Tina, is one of the most invasive species in the world (and it has colonised the world too).

What is this flower

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 10:42

Hibiscus trionum, Flower of an hour. An annual sadly.

Identification ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:19

Plum. We get dozens of them as our hedges are either Damson, Wild plum or Sloe,

You can put Lawn weed killer on them without killing the main tree. We often have resorted to this. We had to remove a Greengage from the middle of the lawn 3 years ago (it fell down in one of the gales) and there are still suckers coming up from it now.

beech

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:04

And mature trees shed gillions of seeds which grow into new trees

Plant Hunters Fairs 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:02

And know most of the Nursery people too!. When you go to them year in, year out and buy plants and talk plants to the stall holders, they tend to remember one.

 

Plant Hunters Fairs 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 12:16

There is one at Dearnford Lake near Whitchurch on Sunday 3rd August.

All the Nurseries are worth looking at, good prices usually and good plants.

We go to as many of these as we can, don't always buy anything, but that's 'cos the garden is full.

 

can I BARE ROOT MY ROSES

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 20:25

We transplanted some 50 year old roses from my Uncle's garden down to my parents place(more years ago than I care to think about). The rootstock on them was huge and we had to remove almost all the fibrous roots when we did it. They survived and grew.  It was done when they were dormant I hasten to add, so it can be done, even with old well established plants.

can I BARE ROOT MY ROSES

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 12:05

And remember to mention to the prospective buyers that  (if the roses are still in the ground when they view or agree to buy) they are not included in the sale. Potted plants are o.k.

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