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Cherry Tree - Bacterial Canker.. I think...

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:49
Hi

Not an expert but good advice on RHS site! would post a link but my iPad is not co-operating.

It's usually caused by the spores entering a wound rather than directly by stress but a stressed tree would presumably be more vulnerable.

Am not sure I would remove it unless it is very bad probably better to try and control it could well have spread from another tree on the allotment. The spores can spread from far and wide.

Bets control re stopping it spreading further on that tree and elsewhere is good hygiene when pruning and also pruning at right time for the specific tree and ensuring that pruning tools are sharp and appropriate so cuts are clean etc

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:40
Oh Clari, please don't wish your life away.

Although I remember doing the same when I worked full time.

But Wednesdays are a good day, once we get past midday it's halfway through the week and the downhill ( in a good way) run to the weekend : )

I think today will pass in a haze for me thanks to insomnia last night : ( On the positive side I did sort out a planting plan for a friend, much better than tossing and turning. : )

Not sure how creative I will be at work today though, better keep my head down - although not too low down or I might doze off........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

......the good guys

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:32
Received an order for oxygenators from Waterside Nursery last week and wanted to post up how impressed I was.

Good info on site, prompt delivery, healthy plants and very well packaged with good planting information

Good choice of British natives in their site as well

Rose gone native?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:28
Salina is quite right, as are you - it has gone native.

It is a very pretty rose. I had a pink one that also suckered producing a very pretty dog rose. I hadn't the heart to remove the sucker especially as the rose and sucker were both flowering so well and looked so pretty together. Bizarrely the pink rose always flowered better once it had the sucker and the sucker didn't take over - against all predictions and standard advice. One of those lovely exceptions to the rule, very appreciated as at that time I had no spare money for buying plants so it felt like a bonus.

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:24
Whoops, not quite awake yet and posted twice........

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:23
Hi Am again being sorely tempted by a plug plant offer (perennials) but don't have a greenhouse available only raised beds or cloches on an allotment. Could I use raised beds for 'potting on' if sheltered with cloches overwinter ? For most or only certain perennials? Thanks

Plug plant offers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:23
Hi Am again being sorely tempted by a plug plant offer (perennials) but don't have a greenhouse available only raised beds or cloches on an allotment. Could I use raised beds for 'potting on' if sheltered with cloches overwinter ? For most or only certain perennials? Thanks

Delphiniums and Lupins

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:20
Hi Appreciate some advice on how many seasons I can realistically expect perennial delphiniums and lupins to last. I know they are slug magnets ( or have always being for me) but wondering what lifespan I could expect assuming they survived the slugs and snails. Everything I've read simply says short-lived but no guide as to how short shirt might be? Thanks

Best feed/product

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:15
Compost and manure are quite low in nutrients so Edd is quite right in terms if their value as a feed. But they do help hugely with soil structure and a good structure enables plants to take up the available nutrients. They also help feed the micro-organisms in the soil which break down compost etc releasing any nutrients they contain.

I use BFB and chicken pellets. Have planted some comfrey so that I use this in future. Up to now have only used nettles as a compost accelerator but planning to use as feed in future.

Have grown some green manures, doing phacelia at the moment on some newly cleared allotment beds.

As already said really good thread

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:07
Hi everyone,

We were supposed to get rain last night but if we did it was very little. Looks like another lovely day again but unfortunately at work all day today and tomorrow by which time the rain should have well and truly arrived : (

Discussions started by chrissieB

Storing seed and poor germination

Could this be the cause 
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Plant ID please

Memory retrieval not working 
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Plug plant offers

No greenhouse available 
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Plug plant offers

No greenhouse available 
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Delphiniums and Lupins

Lifespan? 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 13:12

What to do with all the Horsetail we pull up

Something Horsetail is good for! 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 18:23

Sourcing pond plants

Looking for recommendations 
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Living Walls

Any advice/ideas on how to create one 
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Protecting broad beans?

Advice please 
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