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Ancient Apple tree

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:39

It may take a couple of years as it will involve removing some branches, especially central ones and crossing over ones, so don't do it all at once. Here is some advice to click on from the RHS.


Too early for annual seeds?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:34

I start sowing annuals in March. I have 3 little heated propagators and a cold greenhouse with a sand filled frame with a warming wire in it, where I put the baby plants once they are up. I've found that if you sow too early plants can go leggy from not enough light and unless you heat the greenhouse (expensive) you may lose plants if there is a very cold night.

But sweetpeas are hardy and it's best to sow them in autumn or February to give them a good start. But the young plants will need some protection, such as cold frame, cold greenhouse or porch.


Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:21

You could try a clematis montana, but it will have to be a big pot without much sun shining on the pot itself. Put crocks in the bottom then good earth then compost. It will need a lot of watering as it is quite vigorous.

Really need some help, badly!!!!

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 09:05

I was so sorry to read your story. I really hope it's a misunderstanding about what was yours and that the police sort it out.

Fork Handles

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 08:25

Good morning, good heavens I'm first up, unless someone nips in while I'm typing.

Glyn, I chose Harlow Carr from last year's album partly because you said you were going on Saturday, so I hope you have a lovely time. I wonder what it's like in February?

Forecast was for 0° this morning, but it's -6° and frost.

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Posted: 15/02/2013 at 22:54

This is the sort of garden I like, Harlow Carr, last August.

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Posted: 15/02/2013 at 22:41

Just read everything and everyone seems to have gone to bed. Goodnight.

Watched Monty Don, liked Giverney best. He pronounced it in a funny way, not like the French. It was the only one with lots of flowers, which is what I like. Don't think anything can beat an English garden. Visited several last year.

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Posted: 15/02/2013 at 22:24

This was a thing I started about how we started gardening


Still haven't finished reading last couple of pages yet of what you've all been up to tonight.

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Posted: 15/02/2013 at 22:14

Bunny, earlier I wrote there are stacks of annuals on this site, but I forgot to paste the site in. http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/annual/ so here it is. Now I'm going back a few pages to see what's been going on while I watched TV.

Fork Handles

Posted: 15/02/2013 at 18:40

Bunny there are stacks of annuals on this site. If you find plants you like you can look for them in the GC, or just order a catalogue from Thompson & Morgan, Suttons, Unwins etc. Look them up on Google.

Figrat, I laughed at your link earlier.

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