Dovefromabove


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Staking dwarf fruit trees

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:56

As long as you get trees on a fairly dwarfing rootstock and look after them well they should be fine ... not the most dwarfing as they need a bit of oomph as you're going to be pruning them hard.


Check the varieties you're choosing ... for espalier apples and pears you need spur-bearing varieties, not tip bearing.


Stone fruits like cherries, apricots etc need to be fan trained not espaliered.  


https://www.orangepippintrees.co.uk/articles/fruit-tree-fans-and-espaliers 


Or for the apples and pears you could consider growing them as cordons.


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=87 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:57:28

Taking care of container grasses

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:50

Are the brown wispy bits on the end the seedheads ... they look amazing when the low winter sun shines through them, and even better if we get some frosts and they're covered with glistening ice crystals ... I'd leave them be until the spring 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:51:17

plant revival

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:48

Even if you had been, it's very hard to kill mint 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:47
Busy-Lizzie says:

Morning all.
Don't tempt me, Dove, still on a diet. But we are going to Norfolk on the 21st so I expect the dit will be thrown out of the window!


See original post

 They don't call us Norfolk Dumplings for nothing BL 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:46

It's ok Pauline ... I'll eat your bacon ... you eat my cakes and desserts ... it's a deal 

plant revival

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:42

They stop growing and die back for the winter. Just leave them be for now.


In the spring cut them back and repot , discarding the older centre of the plant and using the newer root runners that you'll find in the pot ... they'll grow nice and strong again next summer.  


If you want to try to get some going indoors for the winter you could divide a clump and pot a piece of root up and put it on a bright windowsill indoors and you may get some new growth ... although I'd have brought a pot indoors while it was still growing as it's easier to keep it going that way.  However it's worth trying. 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:44:04

Small aeoniums

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:39

Have you had a look on here https://debraleebaldwin.com/aeonium-photos-labeled-feel-free-to-use/ 


or is it possible that the ones you saw were simply Aeonium arboreum but growing in less than ideal conditions so the rosettes hadn't become as large?

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:36


As it's Saturday we've got time for  a proper breakfast too


Get stuck in folks 

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:36:37

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:33

Here you are Fairy 


Plenty more where that came from for everyone so help yourselves ... plenty for we coffee drinkers too


SnakePlant

Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:23

I've been growing these plants  in my home in the UK for over 50 years.


I find they need really bright light conditions but avoiding  scorching sunlight.  I give mine very little water in the winter ... perhaps one teacup full per 6 to 8 weeks.


In the summer I put mine outside for a few weeks and water them once a week if they've not been rained on and the compost is dry.  Then they come back indoors and get much less water. I hardly ever feed them ... perhaps a little Baby Bio for foliage plants once a year.


I find they are happiest when they are very crowded in the pot.  I don't divide them or pot them on until they are nearly bursting out of the pot.  This is one of mine 



My first thought with yours is that it has too little light and too much water.  

Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:24:18

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