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Stepover apple advice

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 06:51

Just checked the ashridge trees website (my bible for pollination advice) - and James Grieve is a group C.  We grow Lord Lambourne and Sunset which are also "C"s so would be good pollinators for JG.  Both have lovely tasting apples - Sunset is like a cox, but easier to grow.  But I am in the south east of England, so very different conditions than you.  Good luck - i think stepover fruit trees are so pretty.

Stepover apple advice

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 06:43

I would think underplanting with bulbs would be ok - i think it is the weeds you need to keep clear from the base of the trunk.

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Posted: 13/11/2014 at 06:41

Morning Dove - up and about here

Some good gardening speakers for me to look forward to next year - Raymond Evison talking about his clematis, plus Bob Flowerdew and Stephen Lacey - so I'm a happy chicky

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Posted: 12/11/2014 at 06:40

Morning Lesley.  You're doing the American thing too

Our office silence was broken by some (very important ones) tapping loudly away on their keyboards.  Just plain ignorant.  

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Posted: 12/11/2014 at 06:37

Very wet here - rain been drumming on the roof all night. Hope it clears by the weekend.  Gardening club tonight - AGM - next years programme will be revealed - hope its a good one.

Hope you all have a good day (sounding more and more like an American shop assistant )

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Posted: 11/11/2014 at 21:59

Well the CW programme was an exact replica of our weekend last month - Beth Chatto, Hyde Hall, Maldon, Wivenhoe .....actually quite spooky  But enjoyed watching nevertheless

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Posted: 11/11/2014 at 20:31

Ooooh - sounds like Christine did a repeat of my birthday weekend.....off to watch now

Welcome back BM - hope you are now on the mend.  Dare I ask about the house move ??

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Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:25
Welcome Bitterknitter - I'm originally from Southampton (well Hythe really - just a ferry ride away).

I get the not being able to correct stuff LP - happens a lot now, but never used to before about a week ago

On a train home from my Rembrandt evening - amazing . What a treat - had it to ourselves (invited as a guest of something connected with work). Incredible how he used a paintbrush to create such light. Always thought of him as a "brown" painter, but I have been completely missing the point

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 17:41
I knew, but have now been reminded, that aconitums were very poisonous. A great many of this current young generation will know too - it features prominantly in Harry Potter. Now if only I could find a crumpled horn snorkak !!

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Posted: 10/11/2014 at 06:45

Morning Lesley

Popped back in to say good luck to DD - i am sure he will be impressed

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