Latest posts by chrissieB

Acer Shirasawanum leaves turned dark green

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:47
Yes they will mature to a darker green before turning in the autumn.

Acer Shirasawanum leaves turned dark green

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 10:35
The cultivar 'Jordan' turns darker green as the season progresses, I don't know about other cultivars.

Raised beds

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 21:44
My post was supposed to say something rather than teething, blasted auto correct - although it is quite amusing what it sometimes comes up with!

A Simple test

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 11:17
I hadn't got the tip then : )

Help to value fruit trees

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:14
Very much agree with the last three posts and go to a specialist tree nursery. That way you will get a valuation for good quality trees.

A Simple test

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:11
You are quite right Mike. I am learning how to manage pots on a covered balcony so no natural water. Some of my pots are quite deep and it is heard to know if they really need watering, the soil can appear very dry on the surface and when just poking my finger in. Some pots which I decided to redo to improve the water retention were actually quite waterlogged at the bottom - so my problem was the opposite of what I thought.

I have bought myself a small moisture probe which I can push into the pot and it tells me how moist or dry the compost is - a godsend , only cost ??7.99 ( does ph too). I now water about once a week even those pots which are in full sun.


Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:04
Hello everyone

Rain here most of yesterday but streaky drizzle mainly. Not sure what it is going to do today, supposed to be nice but cloudy at the moment.

Allium - I was looking up recipes for rhubarb yesterday. How about rhubarb yoghurt fool or rhubarb crumble ice cream (both Delia) or apparently rhubarb and redcurrant ( or blackcurrant or strawberry) jam is good and there are lots of recipes for rhubarb chutneys.

Hoe everyone has a a good day x


Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:59


Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:59
Autumn would be best for cutting it back. Pruning in summer is more likely to result in rapid new growth in response to the pruning. Pruning to control size is best done in Autumn/winter so hopefully that fits in quite well with your timing : )

Raised beds

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 08:55
3ft sounds quite high for seating unless upu just want so teething for people to perch on/rest against.

The seat of most chairs are about 40 to 45 cm high?

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