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Apple, Plum and Pear Trees

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 22:18

Thanks Waterbutts for the reply.  The fruit skin seems to be getting marked with spots and dark patches so I thought it might be something which would worsen if the fruit was left.

The trees were sold as self pollinating (at least that is what I remember) if not why sell as singletons.

I shall be patient re the plum.

 

Thanks again.  Bob

Apple, Plum and Pear Trees

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 15:53

I bought three miniature fruit trees about three years ago.  Followed the recommended procedure for planting etc.  The Braeburn apple tree has been most productive, flowering every year and producing fruit although the first two years the rooks picked them all before they could develop.  For some reason this year they left them alone and I have 30/40 apples.  I 'know' the twist test tells you when to harvest each individual fruit but if taken too early will the fruit get any sweeter during storage?

The Conference pear tree has produced some flowers but never set fruit and the Victoria plum has never produced flowers.  They are all in the same full sun, soil - clay, but reasonably drained and heavily mulched every year.  Any ideas why no fruit or suggestions to change it? 

Thanks.

I think I know the answer but....

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 22:16

Thanks all.  Your comments seem to confirm my thoughts.  I shall be talking to the owners to see how they want to proceed.  Cheers.

I think I know the answer but....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:26

I am a volunteer with Age UK and I 'do' gardens for the less able.  A couple have recently moved in to a house with an established garden and part has what I am pretty sure is vinca planted.  Unfortunately the area has a membrane covered with bark chips.  The vinca has sent out runners but few of them root because of this.  The result is a mess of tangled runners with isolated 'plants'.  I have never grown vinca so am I right in my assumption that it is unlikely to produce the ground cover for which it is normally (I am guessing) planted?  If I am correct then I intend to force some of the runners through the membrane in order to produce the required result.  Any comments gratefully received.  Cheers.

Euonymous Extase

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 15:04

Thanks chaps/chapesses.  Confirmed what I thought, just need a dry day - less mess.  Good luck.

Euonymous Extase

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 08:14

I want to move a euonymous.  I have done this with others before so no great shakes but I planted it through a membrane with gravel on top and want to move it just a few feet.  I am trying to keep the mess down.  Can anyone tell me (guess) how deep and wide the roots are likely to be?  The plant is about three years old and is about a metre high with a spread of 30 cms.  I know I can just dig it up and go for it but am trying to plan.  Thanks

Cooking Forum

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 12:25

Thanks Dove it looks a brilliant site.  Cheers

Cooking Forum

Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:22

Anyone know a similarly good cookery forum website?  Since the BeeB closed their boards I have not found its like.  Thanks

 

 

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 11:49

Thanks very much for all the advice.  Given that it is not a massive garden I shall remove the patches individually and then do the soil improvement bit.  Good luck with your plots.  Cheers

 

 

Moss - Do I dig it in?

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 18:43

Hi Geoff

It is 'green material' which I am sure is moss on top of the soil in between any plants that I have.  It is less prevalent in the less shady areas.  It appears the same as the 'moss' that I have on any stonework and in the lawn.  I am not bothered (I shall never be able to use that phrase again - Thanks Catherine Tate) about the moss in the grass.  Cheers

 

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