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pruning espalier apples

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 20:48

Thanks, H-C


I decided to reduce them a bit as they looked wrong.  Maybe I'll get fewer apples but how many can one person eat?

pruning espalier apples

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 13:26

Our espalier apple trees did not get their autumn prune last year as my husband was in hospital for several weeks and died in November.  As a result there are long side shoots, some of which overhang the lawn and will have to be cut back as they impede mowing.  Is it too late to reduce the others?  There are buds near the top which are opening. 

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 07:57

Thanks for replies.  Perhaps I'll ask Green Thumb what they recommend.

What about weeds?  I wouldn't put anything with seedheads or serious roots in the compost but I see some huge dandelions with flowers and long roots have gone in whereas non-woody clippings from shrubs have not.

 

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 22:32

That should have said they do 4 treatments a year.

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 22:31

As did mine when I did it myself but Green Thumb do  treatments a year and this one was (somewhat belatedly) the winter treatment which was just mosskiller and light feed.

Dark corner of garden - suggestions welcome!

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 22:26

I'm coming to the same conclusion, Verdun.

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 20:27

I don't think it did, though I don't know why not.  The bill just says they have sprayed with a micronutrient feed that gives good colour; it also helps with the control of moss and indeed (after the 2nd application after I had complained that the first had a series of black lines, with large gaps between) it does seem to have killed off most of the moss.  I think I am going to give them the heave-ho and revert to applying a combined moss killer, feed and weed if I can get anyone to do it it for me.  Or move to a flat!

Dark corner of garden - suggestions welcome!

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 20:17

I have a similar problem:  a cupressus hedge about 10ft high,  and about 5ft between it and some espalier  or cordon apple trees.  New gardener has no suggestions as to what one can plant in this gap but surely there must be something.  Primroses self seeded there doing well at the moment,  Our side of hedge faces East.

Is it OK to compost grass and moss which have been treated with mosskiller?

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 19:44

Greenthumb recently sprayed my lawns with mosskiller and a feed and I asked my new gardener to scarify them today to get the blackened moss and any thatch out.  He used a slitter rather than my scarifier so didn't get much moss out and then mowed the lawn and put what was collected in the bag in my compost container.  When I was doing my own gardening (can't do it now) I never composted the cuttings immediately after moss treatment and certainly not the moss, not that he got much of that out.  Is it OK to compost this stuff or would it be best to take it to the dump?  I went over one of the lawns with my scarifier and got a lot of blackened moss out.   I don't plan to compost it.  Who is right?

Pruning hydrangeads

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 14:41

I know one should cut back flowered shoots to a strong, healthy pair of buds but what about new shoots that have not yet flowered.  Does one leave the bud at the tip and not cut back, even if the shoot is not very thick?

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