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BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:48

All sorted 

Broom

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:27

Happy to learn Verdun - the only brooms I've been responsible for were in my Aged Ps' garden, and given that Ma had never pruned them as she'd been told they would sulk, I left well alone.  

Sounds like 'start as you mean to go on' is the way to treat them. 

what to plant under an oak tree, sunny though......

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:24

Bumping up to the first page

Broom

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:17

Don't think broom likes being pruned.  My understanding is that they're not long-lived plants anyway, so let them do their thing and then when they peg out you can replace them. 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:11

BB - I was going to PM you my mobile number, but it says you don't accept PMs - can you PM me then we can swap numbers?  

Eek! Hedgehog in the pond....

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:25

So glad that you found it Alan   Can you get some plastic covered chicken wire and make a sort of scramble net, maybe over some logs or rocks at the edge of the pond, so that if this happens again the hedgehogs  can climb out. 

http://www.hedgehogstreet.org/pages/garden-hazards.html 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 09:03

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXNQyvMSOFM

Shall start practising ..................... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 08:43

Grey here too Punkdoc - but my fingers are crossed for better things .... 

Pruning

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 08:40

John Cushnie's How to Prune, says: 

"... Apricots fruit on 2 year old wood and older.  Some fruit may form at the base of 1 year old shoots.  Thin the shoots to leave them 15-20cm apart.  Shorten side shoots back to 5 or  leaves.  After fruiting is finished shorten these shoots to 3 leaves.  Where they have formed side shoots these are reduced to a single leaf.  The unwanted shoots are pruned back to 5 or 6 leaves to carry fruit the following year.  Prune out old unproductive branches without leaving a stump and train a young shoot into the space to replace it."

Hope that's helpful 

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