Dovefromabove


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Pruning

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:56

I follow the RHS advice which is


"Containerised figs: In late March, cut out dead stems and weak branches before growth starts. Mid June: remove the shoot tips from the new growth, leaving four to five leaves."


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/fruit/figs 

How long until I can harvest my first courgette?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:52

Yes 

Tomatoes

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:51

This will provide the answer


http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-train-cordon-tomatoes/ 


Privacy ideas

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:48

To upload photos click on the camera icon and follow the instructions.


If they don't upload then try reducing the size. 

Should i reduce the tops on my potatoes?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:35

It's not really a case of planting deep ... when you pile earth up around the stems those stems produce more potatoes, thus increasing your crop. 


If they have flowers then harvest from now onwards ....... don't just pull the plants up, use a garden fork and lift them gently from about a foot away from the plant ... with any luck there should be potatoes in the soil around the plant..  


http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/how-to-lift-early-potatoes/ 

Cherry tree disease

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:22

I'm afraid the photos aren't visible ... click on the camera icon and follow the instructions to upload photos.


If they don't upload reduce the size of the photos ... that usually works. 

Should i reduce the tops on my potatoes?

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:20

No - leave the leaves alone... the leaves are the factory of the plant, producing the sugars/starch which are needed to form the potatoes.


Have you been earthing the potatoes up?

On my willow tree

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:17

It's a tree ... trees have the occasional discoloured leaf for a variety of reasons ... I don't worry about the odd few ... only if the ground beneath the tree starts getting covered with them as if it was autumn. 


Especially don't worry about a willow ....... willows are as tough as old boots - with the exception of that pink leaved 'Flamingo' which I think is an aberration (sorry to those of you who like it ).

On my willow tree

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 09:53

Those look like ladybird eggs  ....... don't destroy them.  The larvae will hatch out and eat your aphids ... that's why the ladybirds have laid them there 


https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/ladybug-egg-larvae-information.htm 

Plant varieties mentioned on Gardners' World

Posted: 15/06/2017 at 09:25

I have no idea ... you'll have to ask them ... this forum is part of the Gardeners' World Magazine website and not part of the BBC TV programme.  


In the past I've not found it too difficult to jot down the name of something I've wanted to when watching the programme ... if I don't quite catch the name I 'watch again' or iPlayer or online. 

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