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Latest posts by Chrissy the gardener

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.


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.

What exotic plants are you growing this year?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 10:29

I'm growing ginger,a fantastic scent.

Indoor yucca plant

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 08:31

A picture might be useful 

What Seed Potatoes do i get?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 10:07

I grew Lady Chrisl last year and they where realy good so will be growing again this year.

Sapho varieties are supposedly the best to avoid blight.

mantis tiller

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 11:14

I have had my Mantis for about 7years and had no problems but I do get it serviced when my mower is done.

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The badgers are back 
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Leaf curl

Plastic cover 
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The winter starts 
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My border

Flowers in my border 
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badger destroying the lawn 
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