Chris 7

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Apple and plum trees for small garden

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 14:11

Why not try an espalier .. these are apple trees trained in a 'fan' shape and are ideal for growing against a fence or wall.

I have 3, Coxs,James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain.

The James Grieve has a divine flavour and is superior to any shop bought apple.  the drawback is that the apples don't keep ad really need to be eaten straight away.


Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:26

No ... bog standard F1 Hybrids ... bought from a big Garden Centre.

I'll try EBay then,  but I am a bit of a Luddite !

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:14

I bought a packet of Unwins 'Shirley' tomatoes.  

I paid £3.99 for 12 seeds,  as the packet stated.

It seems to me that such a price is excessive,  and I'd say that the profits made by many seed manufacturers seem a tad excessive !

Any comments anybody ?



Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:26

OK ... thankyou all very much ... I'll remove the carpet and see what happens !

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:56

What if I take out the carpet ?

Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:38

Built of wood and about a year old.  Small and butting onto a brick garage (but not touching it).

No as its only a year old the felt is still new ... I've checked it for leaks and it seems fine !


Excessive dampness in shed

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:16

I have a shed which is a bit damp ... although I have checked for leaks in the roof etc. the roof has gone green.

I have put a carpet down in the shed ... is there any possibility that this is keeping it warm and any dampness in the shde cannot escape ?




Protecting a Hebe over winter

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 13:23

I could put a bit of clear plastic over it ... I have some of that !

The Hebe is a big one,  although with the damage caused by last winter I've had to cut it back hard.

But thanks for your help

Protecting a Hebe over winter

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 12:33

I have a very nice Hebe,  which is about 5 years old.   Every winter it suffers badly from frost / snow  etc.  despite being covered with fleece.   The Hebe takes the next 12 weeks to recover !

Is there a better way iof protecting it over winter ?





Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:10

I have some 4 year old Glenn Ample.   This year the fruits were not very big,  although there was plenty of them.   The fruits last year were a good size.

Should the rsapberry canes be replaced after 3 years ?  I have fed them and so am a bit suprised that they are so small !



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Foxtail Lilies

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Suggestions please 
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How do I look after them ! 
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Anybody heard of this technique ? 
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Excessive cost of seeds

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Excessive dampness in shed

Is the presence of a carpet causing problems in my shed ? 
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Protecting a Hebe over winter

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