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Latest posts by Chrissy the gardener

Forcing a flower to bloom

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 21:57

Direct sunlight is not a good idea it makes the bloom finish earlier than if they where in a shadier site.

 

Gardeners World Insiders

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 21:19

I have been a member of insiders for a while and it is linked to Gardeners World, I have just had a tip printed in the magazine vie The Insiders.They emailed me for permission first so no it's not a scam.

Forcing a flower to bloom

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 21:14

I agree with dove put it pronto in water !!!!!!

if you bought cut flowers you would put them in water not soil, your tulip is the same as a cut flower.

Leaf curl

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:12

Verdun I had the plastic battened on the top but it is securing the bottom which is a problem. I secured the bottom by digging a trench and burying the bottom in it,but the high winds we had yesterday ripped it across just above the trench.

HELP.

Leaf curl

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 20:05

I was under the impression you had to cover the tree about February before the leaves emerged and uncover later on when the leaves are older and tougher.

you don't see peach leaf curl straight away but it happens when the leaves are new.

i don't mind being corrected on this if I am wrong.

Leaf curl

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 18:42

Verdun I had the plastic battened on the top but it is securing the bottom which is a problem. I secured the bottom by digging a trench and burying the bottom in it,but the high winds we had yesterday ripped it across just above the trench.

HELP.

fruit trees

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:54

I agree with Verdun, if they are crafted on anything else other than dwarfing root stock they will struggle, especially the plum and cherry as thease are vigorous even when they are crafted on dwarfing stock.

Fruit in pots you realy need something like apples on mm27 or mm109 and I think you can get Ballerina type trees which are small and up straight.

Leaf curl

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:15

Any ideas on putting a cover over wall trained peach and cherry  to stop leaf curl?

iv had plastic draped over them since February but it's soo windy the plastic has ripped so wondered if there was something else I could try.

 

Blind daffs solution??

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:55

I feed mine chicken pellet fertiliser just when they are finishing flowering,the bulbs need to be feed to replenish for the next season. I feel that feeding in the autumn is too late as the bulbs will be going into dormicy by then.

View from my computer

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 10:32

How wonderful nature is.

I had two Jays in the garden yesterday,and yes I know they are thugs but what a wonderful sight to see that flash of blue as they swoop in.

Discussions started by Chrissy the gardener

Badgers

The badgers are back 
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:37

Leaf curl

Plastic cover 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 19:15

Spring

Photos 
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Last Post: 08/03/2015 at 11:36

Squirrels

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Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 16:26

Iris

The winter starts 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:17

My border

Flowers in my border 
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Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 10:03

lawns

badger destroying the lawn 
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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 08:43
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