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Latest posts by chicky

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 07:36
Turned chilly here - i know as i am standing shivering on a station platform waiting for a train. Time to dig out the winter coat

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:54

Barbara What a lovely way of thinking about it

Winter Readings

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:38
I like personal reccomendations too - I'm never totally convinced that internet reviews haven't been written by the author or publisher

Apples

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 08:52

Lots of useful advice on fruit trees on the websites of Ashridge trees, orange pippin trees and Pomona.  You need to choose complementary varieties to get the pollination right, and these sites have fairly simple guides (to a pretty complicated subject).

sounds a great idea btw - trained apple trees look fab ! 

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 08:47

Missed the boat on this one, but Sunset is a good Cox-like apple which is less troublesome to grow.  Ours produces a lovely crop - now in year 5.

we were also advised to remove all the fruit in the year after planting our new fruit trees, and only allow a few the next year, to give them a chance to establish strong roots.  Seems to have paid dividends here.

Follow On Planting Combinations

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 08:37

Only just starting to grow veg here, so these are tips from a rookie. This year we used radishes and cut and come again salad leaves whenever we had a bit of spare space, and next year we are going to follow Monty's advice and grow a couple of courgette plants on the ground below the sweetcorn once that has got tall enough not to be swamped.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 23:29

Wonderful Dave - what a transformation

Winter Readings

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 22:46

That makes you many moons younger than me

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:27

Verd - cheques in the post 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 21:21

Whizz bangers are abundant here tonight too

Discussions started by chicky

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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