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Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:34

Reads prices seem reasonable (they're on the site).

These are roughly the same but they have a wider range of sizes  http://www.garden-select.co.uk/acatalog/Rootex.html#a4

Sunshine and blue skies here too

Lollipop Bay Tree Size

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:09

No, they're not grafted.  When we moved here we inherited a bay tree which was obviously an ex-lollipop which had been liberated   It was growing upwards and outwards at a rate of knots, rivalling the large ash trees at the end of the garden.  We had to get our builder to dig it out! 

We have a lollipop bay in a large pot on our terrace - I grew it from a cutting and I'm inordinately proud of it

New nieghbours, new fence and eye-saws

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 09:06

Sound advice Northernlass

BOX TREES

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:51

Sometimes mal-treatment before the plants come into our possession can reveal itself a bit later on.  If they'd been allowed to dry out for a while at the GC the effects could be showing now - sounds like they're getting the right treatment now so hopefully they'll make a good recovery

victoria plums

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:41

Lots of information re control of the condition given on Buddyboy's link.  I find that thinning the fruit also helps prevent fungal/bacterial problems.

The mild winter and a warm summer with periods of high humidity has certainly provided optimum conditions for these problems.

We need a few good sharp frosts this winter

Yellow poppy - is it Icelandic poppy?

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:38

I'd bet on the Welsh too just 'cos it's the sort of plant that just appears - but as Nut says, I can't be certain from a photo.

New Raised Bed

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:35

I use 50% topsoil 50% well rotted farmyard manure in raised beds.

I find that Swiss chard, Pak choi, Little Gem lettuce and broad beans are all successful - I'm also going to try some autumn-sown peas.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 08:27

We started the day with fog, but the sun's burning it off - apparently we've got a sunny day ahead   I'm going into the city on the bus later to get shorn - beginning to look like Worzel Gummidge   - as I can't grub around in the garden for a while I've also booked a manicure - got to live up to Panda's claws on Saturday

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 07:41

Good morning Bekkie   I've been trying to get on here since 6am - looked like the site was down

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:47

Maybe some cuttings OL - you'll need a placcy bag in your handbag

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