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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:56

Don't overdo it MMP ((hug))

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:52

Good evening all   well, it's been a complex day posting-wise, (and elderly parent-wise ) but it looks as if we've all survived it - so far 

Growing Under Plastic Sheeting

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:20

There's a lot to be said for one of these and now is the perfect time to use it 

I like to pop out into the garden in the early morning and spend half an hour just slicing those weeds off as they peep through the soil   Very therapeutic 

Hi I'm new here, and would like some advice please!!

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 19:12

Hello Rebecca, and welcome - yes, you seem to be getting the hang of posting messages ok   You don't sound silly ha ha (or even peculiar ).  I love rowan trees too, although I don't have one in this garden (yet), but if we lose our ash trees to this horrid disease we'll plant several new trees and rowan will probably be one.

To answer your question, rowan trees don't need a lot of looking after and they certainly don't need pruning (except to prune out disease, which is rare), so don't cut the branches.

Rowans don't usually need fertiliser either - in the wild they are at home on exposed hillsides where the soil is poor, but if you want to give it a little tlc as it's still a baby you could scatter some chicken manure pellet fertiliser around - this is a good time of year to do it, and the rain will dissolve it and wash the nutrients into the soil.  

I'm not sure why the branches are growing in the way you say, except that rowans don't usually grow in a symmetrical way so it may be that it's growing perfectly normally.  It's hard to tell without a photograph - can you take a photo and post it on here?

(to post a photo you click on the little tree in the toolbar at the top of where you write your message)

Problems with site

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:57

Oh, just read about Page 2 - well, at least we can reply succinctly to gardening queries 

Problems with site

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:56

Oooh, it's working   Hurrah!  Thanks Daniel  and thanks Blackest for the B&B 

Problems with site

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 14:52

Well, I'm back home - let's have a try and see what happens 


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 21:57

Whippet - you haven't put the area where you live on your details - shame, we could all come and queue up 

Seed germination

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 21:55

If they've started to germinate it looks as if they're perfectly happy as they are so I'd leave them be if I were you 


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 21:51

I think perhaps some people volunteered to be in the Home Guard just because that got them out of Digging for Victory 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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Do you? 
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All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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