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Fruit tree as gift - advice please!

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 12:40

Have you considered a family apple tree with three different varieties grafted onto one tree? Quite apt really for a wedding anniversary gift. Blackmoor do one with Disvovery, James Grieve and Sunset grafted onto M26 rootstock which would do well in your part of the country.

tomato-glut

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 12:16

Extra virgin olive oil perhap?

 

poorly-hammamelis

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 12:49

If you were watering with tap water that could have had an effect. Trouble with having to water with rain water with plants like these is that water butts don't have a never ending supply of water in dry weather.

Plum tree pruning advice

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 12:28

Personally, looking at what you have, I would use a longer stake, say around 6-8 ft tall and straighten and tie the leader to this and train your plum tree as a pyramid. It's a good way to grow plums and there are plenty of sites on the internet which can go into great detail about this training technique.

The RHS is a good place to start....

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=339

Uneven lawn

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 13:45

A roller might work for small bumps and lumps, but if they are large then you may want to consider filling dips in with top soil, gradually, so your grass can slowing grow through it. Or lift the turf where the level is most affected and either skim the soil surface level or fill in with top soil and relay your turf. Quite a lot of effort but you can do it a bit at a time.

apple tree

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 10:37

Topaz might just fit the bill, it's a relatively new variety from the Czech Republic.

mahonia

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 12:45

I have a group of Mahonia and this is the way that they grow, naturally losing their lower leaves as they grow taller, so I wouldn't worry too much. If you want them to branch out more then I would suggest doing some pruning after flowering to promote this.

Can someone please tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 15:50

I knew it was some type of wort Shame about the sap if the bees love them but it doesn't sound too good.

Can someone please tell me what this plant is?

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 11:23

Could be some type of honeywort, which the bees love btw.

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