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Schizostylis coccinea

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 18:27

The flowers are too valuable in late Autumn to get rid of them but they do take up a lot of space in the spring/summer border, so will get the shears out as soon as this rain stops - at this rate it will be March!!

Thanks all

Schizostylis coccinea

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:19

Cheers Pansyface, I hoped that would be the answer but wasn't sure if I had to leave the leaves on for a while - like daffs!

Shallot seeds

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:17

Hiya All,

I am growing shallots from seed for the first time this year, they are the banana type and they are growing well.

My daft question is do they only produce 1 bulb this year and if a bulb is planted next year will they multiply like the shallots I have grown from sets before?

Chers

Chel

Schizostylis coccinea

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 13:05

Hi All,

I have a lot of these in my garden and they are now looking very tatty and wondered if it would be ok to cut the leaves back to ground level now, it would allow me more space for the spring plants to emerge!

Cheers

Chel

Pear Tree problem

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 20:26

Thanks Bob I will do that as soon as it stops flipping raining!!!

 

Pear Tree problem

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:49

Yes I did look at the link roughrider but  my tree does not look like that one, mine only goes black at the end of the new branches. It looks fine until the pears are about 1" long - then it's all down hill!!!

Sorry pansyface but I don't know the variety but I did buy it at a Garden centre and as I said it had 3 lovely red pears on when I got it.

I have only just noticed the thorns on the other trunk but I think I will wait for the leaves to come out and then I can tell what it is!

Cheers everyone. 

Happy accident!!

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 20:35

Thanks everyone - all tips are good tips, I'll try them all this year...freezer, windowsill then plant out after April... can't fail!!

Pear Tree problem

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 17:49

Sorry Roughdigger but I haven't posted a picture, it must be the link pansyface posted but thanks anyway.

Pear Tree problem

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 16:57

I'm not sure but it's funny you should say that because yesterday when I looked at it there are 2 'trunks' coming out of the ground but the second one has got thorns on it. I think it might be blackthorn as there are loads around here and I am always digging the young trees out.

I wonder if it could have anything to do with it?

Cheers Chel

Pear Tree problem

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 14:07

Hi pansyface,

It does look similar but mine always starts at the end of the new branches and I have not seen a branch with a live leaf on it, nor patchy blackening. It is just the last part of the branches that are affected. I have on occasion missed cutting an odd one off,(If it's too high) but it has never spread further up the branch. The fruit do form and then just shrivel, they do not turn black.

Can I ask a daft question please? That article is from America - do we have the same bacterial/virus problems here???

Thanks for replying and for your patience!

Chel

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Shallot seeds

Can I ask a daft question please???? 
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Schizostylis coccinea

Schizostylis coccinea 
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Happy accident!!

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