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training fruit trees

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:52

Thanks all- will let you know how I get on

training fruit trees

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 10:53

Yes, I've been watching "GW" and felt inspired by the way Monty Don trained the apples.

We have a pear tree which has been growing for less than five years in the ground- it is only about 3 and a half foot tall (from the base to the top of the trunk). The height, including branches, is about six foot. 

Can we cut back and train horizontally?

Any advice or suggested links really welcomed!

Hope everyone has been enjoying the wonderful sunshine

tellima

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 18:24

YES! Thank you! It's an absolute stunner- I've just popped in from the garden and it looks so fresh and beautiful. Thanks so much- how clever of you and kind

GW TV programme - Monty, how are the Robins in your shed?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:20

Yes, it was! Also lovely to watch Monty and Carol get as enthusiastic about plants as ever- my type of gardeners! Isn't Monty's dog, Nigel, a useful assisatnt too?

tellima

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 12:18

I think the plant I have is tellima- looks like a heuchera but looser and its flowers are similar to heuchera too, but sparser. It grows like mad! When it gets bigger, it seems to clump into a columnar shape. I know you'll ask for pictures but I'm not technologically capable.....

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:02

Can you take a photo which shows the flower and leaf up close?

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 13:09

I would love programmes to give advice about regional gardening in the UK- how useful to be given information but also be educated about the gardening possibilities around the UK 

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:44

You're right nutcutlet- was trying to do it the lazy way! Imagine winter jasmine entwined with a summer clematis!

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:40

Pulmonaria blue ensign is a beauty but my obsession this year, as it is every year: geraniums! So many varieties and, oh, their evening glow! CAN'T WAIT

Virginia Creeper

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:31

thanks for advice- does anyone know of a climber which grows about 12 feet?

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