Berghill


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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.

Lesser Celandine

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:47

There is a white version of it though.

Things you did in the garden as a kid which were extremely bad!

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 17:43

About the only thing we did as regards gardening as youngsters was to walk home fom the Swimming Baths and give marks out of ten for the gardens which we passed.

Things you did in the garden as a kid which were extremely bad!

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 13:05

We did. We spent many many happy hours playing in the streets and alleys, with little of no traffic to bother us.

This is our garden at its best, so as you can see I did grow up to have greenspace arround me.

http://www.ideasforgardens.net/berghill/CoachTrip/

Things you did in the garden as a kid which were extremely bad!

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 10:28

Some of us grew up in places where the only plant life was the grass which managed to grow in  between the cobbles in the back alleys. Would have been nioe to have had some bit of garden to do something stupid in, at all.

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