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Talkback: How to plant out leeks

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 20:42

Sure do.

Talkback: How to plant out leeks

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 17:54

Colcos, you could pot them up and grow on until the soil is warm enough to put them out.

Brenda, normally we plant ours in early May when the soil is warm here. In milder areas you can do it earlier.

Jennie, saldly no matter what you do, those leeks will go to seed now. Best would be to eat them before that happens.

 

Snowdrops

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 21:03

You may get more hep here

Scottsih Rock Garden Society

Tomato Growpots, any good?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 18:02

They are very expensive. We were given some many years ago and still use them. Cleaning afterwards is not problem, we just soak them in a bucket with dilute Jeye's Fluid.

But why pay all that money? The rest of our toms are grown in bottomless plant pots on Growing bags.

Hellebore flowers

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 17:59

Ours have been frosted for the last week or so, until late on today. Now they are all stood up as if nothing had happened.

can i plant sprouting doffidil bulbs now?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 17:46

Actually they may well flower this year, but next is another matter. At this stage they will not have time to develop a really good root system, which they need to build up the bulb in orfer to produce a flower next season. In susequent years you may well get them to flower though.

However, they will certainly die if left unplanted so you have nothing to lose really.

strange 'plums'

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 10:50

Personally I would wait and see if the other branches produced normal fruit before I did anything. Indeed the small fruit may only be a reaction to the poor weather last year.

 

 

Fruit tree cross pollination

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:53

Greengages are just a type of plum for a start.

the effects of crosspollination are only apparent when the seed is sown and grown on. Think about it. the fruit a plant produces is determined by the genetics of the plant. So a rose always produces a Rose hip of a particular type, as does a variety of Apple, Plum ,gooseberry, blackbberry and so on.

strange 'plums'

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 16:47

One thing I can tell you, Plums cannot be grafyed on to Crab apples. they are different , Prunus for Plum and Malus for Apple. they are both Rosaceae but not compatible for grafting.

Does sound like the tree has reverted to wild plum which is what the original tree would have been grafted on to.

The only other thing is a condition called' pocket plum' But in this the faulty plum is mishapen rather than small.

Old fashioned fruit trees

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 17:52

We have two tall Apple trees. Catshead and Ashmeads Kernel, purely and simply because we wanted tall blossoming, fruitful trees. They look great, but picking the top most fruit is a bit of a problem.

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