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Latest posts by bookmonster

Apple and Pear Blossom

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:16

Hi

 

We planted an espalier howgate wonder apple, and a double cordon pear, last march, and removed all the blossom last year- loads on the apple, 1 flower on the pear. This year the pear had loads of blossom, of which I removed around a third, but only one pear has set. Any tips?

The howgate wonder apple has no blossom this year, but is otherwise healthy apart from some leaf miner moth damage. Is this an every other year tree?

 

Thanks, I'm very much new to fruit trees!

 

Leafy Greens :-)

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 13:11
We're in York and overwinter bright lights.

Leafy Greens :-)

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 12:44
We usually grow chard and perpetual spinach/spinach beet over winter. The spinach beet tends to be bigger but more disease prone.

Allium Rust

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 14:03
Thanks for the tip! I read that leek rust can be caused by an incorrect nutrient balance, and other plants needed a feed.

Allium Rust

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 21:55
No-one's had rusty onions?

CATS!

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:17
we no longer grow salad for this reason

CATS!

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:06
Sorry you're offended Wonkywomble, I have no desire to harm cats, I simply try to make the garden unappealing to them to minimise the health risk. It disappoints me that our son won't be able to play freely in the garden and made gardening really stressful when I was pregnant.
The best solution is undoubtedly to own a well trained cat, but that's not an option for us. The memory of the one that used to live here lasted a good year though!

Allium Rust

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:57
Orange rust like spots have appeared on my ornamental alliums but nearby chives, spring onions and shallots are unaffected. Any advice? I've dosed with seaweed.

CATS!

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:54
I've noticed the bed they use is the only one that doesn't contain any sort of allium, so I've planted spring onions there, and I also use sticks as a deterrent so soil isn't bare. It's the long grass I struggle with now.

allium rust

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:25

Sorry, posted in the wrong section, should be problem solving, anyone know how I can move this?

Discussions started by bookmonster

Plant Ideas Needed

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Allium questions

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any other arachnaphobes out there?

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shallot harvest

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Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 16:00

Seaside grass

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Last Post: 24/08/2015 at 15:14

Coldframe

Practical questions 
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Last Post: 01/09/2015 at 16:00

Elder

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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 15:17

Bring out your planters!

Inspiration needeed! 
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Last Post: 14/07/2015 at 10:43

Apple and Pear Blossom

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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 10:34

Allium Rust

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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 14:42

allium rust

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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 20:25

Id please

pretty weed? 
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last frost

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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 20:24

Dividing Hellebores

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 10:29

Poor Germination Rate

disappointed! 
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