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Buying Fruit Trees etc. Online

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:47

They're a proper family run nursery and they have great green credentials.

Buying Fruit Trees etc. Online

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:16

You can't do better than these http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/pages/About-Us.html I've had great quality plants, beautifully packaged and delivered exactly on time as arranged. 

Stephen Read has been really helpful when I've emailed him for advice and he picked out exactly the right tree for me to espalier myself.

The website is also a fount of knowledge and advice and a huge range of select plants.

I have no connection with them other than as a very satisfied customer. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 14:25

Well, one of my favourite summer drinks is a Dragonfly (gin, ginger ale and a wedge of lime) 

Courgette help!!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:53

Pollen beetles - they're only eating pollen - not doing any harm 

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:53

That's the sooty mould growing on the honeydew. 

Plant ID please??

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:52

It is considerably bigger than the ones I used to come across Nut - we didn't allow them to get that big!  

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:51

And yes, if the tree is small enough for you to reach them, I agree with Nutcutlet, wipe or squirt them off. 

Salix Problem

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:50

They look like black aphids - the sticky liquid will be the honeydew which they excrete - you'll probably find ants going up and down the tree to the aphids - they actually 'farm' the aphids and 'milk' them for the sweet honeydew.   A black sooty mould will then grow on the honeydew, discolouring it. 

The best remedy is to encourage wildlife into your garden, ladybirds and bluetits especially - the ones in our garden simply hoover up the aphids, especially at this time of year when there are lots of fledglings about.

Hang some bird feeders in or near your tree to encourage the bluetits and they'll soon find the aphids. 

Good luck 

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:23

If it has several stems coming from below the ground it cannot be trained as a standard.  A standard needs to be grown from a single shoot. 

I believe that the standard Salix Flamingo seen nowadays are grafted onto a rootstock of a different type of willow which grows a sturdier trunk than S. Flamingo does. 

Hope that's helpful, even if it's not the answer you were hoping for. 

A Question about the Amelanchier "Snowy Mespilus" tree

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:17

Yes, they're edible - a former colleague used to cook with them but I'm not sure what she cooked - there are some recipes here http://www.eattheweeds.com/amelanchier-arborea-busting-out-all-over-2/ 

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