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Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 21:04
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Do you prune it David?

Not as such, bekkie (remember it's a hedge) although taking beanpoles & pea-sticks keeps it down. I took out some, 4 metre long poles yesterday, so that gives you an idea of the height.

Probably I'll lay it properly during the coming winter.

 

Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:52

Well, to be honest those hazel nuts were not as large as they may seem....about the size of your thumbnail and still very green. Shot was taken close-up. As you may notice, the nuts themselves grow under the leaves.

Variety? Haven't a clue...it's been here since my dad was a young lad.

Hazelnut trees - What are your experiences?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:34

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/751d620f-adff-4034-a688-46bace3e89fa_zpsb84aca55.jpg

 

I have a hazel hedge, apart from keeping the squirrels happy it provides me with all the bean poles & pea-sticks I need.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 20:27
rosemummy wrote (see)

Grumpy face! The only thing looking really good in my garden is jasmine, at least that smells divine too whole garden in need of some serious taking in hand

 

Would hugs help?...Don't get downhearted, rosemummy.  Perhaps we'll stake it step by step next time. 

Quotes

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 19:12

For bekkie.

'Stop yer werriting (or mythering)'

This forum

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:59

Hope no one minds me bumping-up  this thread.

So many new members have joined over recent days, I just wanted to say a big, collective welcome to one and all.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 18:52

Rosemummy, can't really guess what may have gone wrong with your SPs, other than what I mentioned before.

Dove, those are really stunning examples...nice large blooms.

Hi All from Wales!

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 10:24

Hi, Jay...welcome. 

With Anglesey being known as 'The bread basket of Wales', we'll be expecting a lot from you.

carnivorous plants

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 10:16

Welcome to the forum, Cangranmafixit (no relation of Jimmy Savile, I hope) ....I haven't a clue to be honest, but did find this via google:

"Compost.

Any carnivorous plant compost will be fine, even pure moss peat, though a bit of lime free sharp sand will give extra body. Trumpet Pitcher compost does contain Perlite ? the small white balls, which can look a little unsightly at first but soon blend in. The way to calculate how much you need is to work out the volume. Compost is measured in litres so you can just see how much water it will hold. Fill the containder to 50mm (2") below the top. This makes watering easier. Another aid to watering is a length of plastic pipe sitting vertically in the container 50mm (22) from the bottom. It should finish just proud of the compost and can then be used to water and to checlk the water level in the container. Evaporation can be reduced by mulching with good quality pine bark."

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 10:03

I think Tomorite is one capful per gallon (which is about 6 litre, I think)....just use half of a capful (or 1 capful per 12 litre) but apply it every day.

Liquid seaweed is also a good feed, but best considered a tonic, rather than a regular feed....you can overdo these things.

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