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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:31

Morning KEF, Clari, Mrs G, Lesley et al ......... 

Hoping everyone's going to have a good day 

Apricot tree - Precoche de saumur - growing advice

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 06:55

Hi totalwise

I'm a little bewildered - you say that you've bought a new rootstock - a rootstock is what the named variety is usually grafted on to.  Have you bought a rootstock or a grafted variety?

Working on the premise that you have a grafted variety, my thoughts are these:

Firstly, all stone fruits should be pruned in May/June, to prevent them contracting Silverleaf disease.  They should never be pruned when dormant.

Secondly, the thing to bear in mind when pruning is the old saying 'growth follows the knife'.  That means that you should prune hard to encourage growth - so the side that you want to grow the most is the side that you should cut back most severely.  The other side you should leave alone or just tip prune - eventually the two sides will even up.  

Lots of really useful information here http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/pages/Apricot-Trees.html 

Also, I can't see the ground around your tree clearly, but I get the impression that it's a little overgrown - you're probably going to do this anyway, but the tree needs a circle of clear ground diameter 1 metre, to enable proper watering, feeding and mulching - otherwise grass or other plants will compete.  

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 06:36

The goldfinches are eating me out of house and home!  That's another big bag of sunflower hearts gone 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 06:24

Good morning all - bright sunshine here 

Coffee being taken 

Peppers

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 22:02

Yes 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:47
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Beckie gets the glass of wine.

Michauxia  tchihatcheffi. I got the seeds from plant world. Three germinated. Two survived the first winter. second winter, one got eaten by slugs and is in Intensive care. This one flowered  Then its going to die, but I hope for seeds, although it might be self sterile

Dont ask me to pronounce it after a glass of wine.

It is very beautiful 

Carrots, hard in centre?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:44

Sounds like not enough water and, as you've guessed, not thinning them so they didn't get big enough soon enough.

Nantes are an early carrot and are best grown quickly and picked and eaten young and sweet.

There are other carrots which can take longer to grow and can be left in the ground through the winter - Autumn King is one of these.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:38

I've also got a Hellebore with a flower bud almost open - one of the white Christmas flowering ones - can't remember what it's called and I'm stuck to the sofa and can't reach my notebook 

All the things that are flowering out of season are in the new west-facing bed at the front of the house. 

Massive grass snake

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:32

Is that one of 'yours' Nut? 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 21:30

The second pot of lilies on the terrace is blooming 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52399.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52400.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 This is their second year in the pot, outside all year round - the blooms are huge 

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