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no blossom on my apple tree this year

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 14:58

thank you Daintiness & Busy-Lizzie - I'll persevere with the tree & feed it as you suggest & see what happens next year! cheers! 

no blossom on my apple tree this year

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 14:39

Hi flowering rose - we did give it a bit of a prune later on in 2012 & it's put on a lot of new growth but I'm not even getting blossom on the older wood that was left? has a lot of leaf growth though.

no blossom on my apple tree this year

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:40


When we moved in to our home in January 2012 it was evident that the apple tree in the back garden had had a good crop as there were lots of fruit all over the ground & lodged in the surrounding box hedges! Unfortunately the tree hasn't produced any blossom since! What could be the issue here? I don't know the variety of apple tree but the fruit were very similar to Mackintosh Reds in appearance - very deep red with nobbles & slightly elongated in shape. (The neighbours James Grieve is blossoming its heart out)

Any ideas as to what the issue may be? cheers!


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 15:00

just found this photo while looking for something else & it reminded me how lovely the garden looked earlier on in the summer/late spring! Hope the same for next year as everything is a bit waterlogged & windblown now (including me)

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:56

lovely photo clueless G!!

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:54

Interesting visitor to last years Food Festival at Conwy!!

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:03

Hi!! I bought three honorine jobert from t & morgan back in feb this year. They've done remarkably well & are flowering nicely at the moment. They're planted in a mostly east facing bed but do get lots of sun during the summer. T&M have a video on the site showing how to plant them if thats any help Blue Rose?

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 19:38


Update on technical issues

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 19:24

thanks Daniel & for your help with uploading photos! I've never had email notifications though despite ticking the box?

Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 15:32

Hi peter keep

the old dead stuff in the last 3 pictures is definitly japanese knotweed but not 100% sure about the top one although it probably is I'm afraid. It dies down each year as you have shown & resprouts from undergound rhizomes in the spring. You will need to spray it with a strong concentration of roundup (glyphosphate) in the spring & carry on doing so as often as you can. Sorry to say it takes at least 3 years to tackle it BUT it looks as if there isnt that much in your garden so you will suceed!! We moved into our current home 2 years ago & we have our 'inherited' weed under control now but havent quite eradicated it yet - in technical terms it's a bugger to get rid of! Good luck!!!

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