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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 17:53

Temperature here didn't get above 15.6C here today , and although the wind has dropped a bit the rain has changed from a fine drizzle to the proper stuff.  

A little while ago I seriously felt like having a fire in the sitting room - but I'm sitting on the sofa with a fleece over my knees while some jacket potatoes and home made pasties cook for supper.  

Hydrangea problem

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 17:48

That's Hydrangea Scale - lots of helpful info here  

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=557 

Fruit trees

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 17:44

This might be helpful http://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/pollinationchecker.aspx?a=0&v=1036 

Talkback: How to grow sweetcorn

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:47

These sideshoots are called tillers - there's no need to remove them - they're regarded as a sign that growing conditions are good 

Talkback: How to harvest garlic

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:39

Hi Derek

I've just watched the video of Monty harvesting garlic - it worked fine for me. 

If you're still having problems watching the videos please email the webteam at this address

website@gardenersworld.com 

whats wrong with my gooseberry bush

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 15:08

Google 'gooseberry mildew images' and see if the pictures look like your gooseberries. 

If so, the information is here http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=739 

What type of apple tree is this?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 13:49

Hi Saltlick 

If you grew this appletree from pip from an apple you had then it will be a totally new variety, having some of it's genetic material from the tree the apple grew on, and some from whichever apple tree or trees' blossom it was pollinated with.

Do you know what type of apple it was you got the pip from?

corkscrew willow

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 12:58

You won't kill it - it's a willow - they are incredibly eager to grow!

The danger will be that if you cut it back too hard you will stimulate a lot of new growth and you'll be left with a tree shaped like a loo brush.

Do not cut the tree back until late autumn/early winter, this way there will not be so much 'growth hormone' in the tissues. Then I would take out one third of the branches as low down as you can.

The following autumn I would repeat the above with the another third of the branches, and the autumn after that I would cut back the final third as with the others.

Cutting back one third at a time should guard against stimulating the tree to grow lots of new shoots.  

The tree will grow new branches and if you keep them at a reasonable height it shouldn't get out of hand again.  However, the corkscrew willow is by its nature a large tree, often planted where there is not really enough room for it to grow to its full potential.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 12:26

Has it worked Yviestevie?

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