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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 

What are my sunflower leaves telling me?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:19

I find these work well to keep slugs away from potted plants

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/171338559688?limghlpsr=true&hlpv=2&ops=true&viphx=1&hlpht=true&lpid=108&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=108&ff19=0   

One application lasts all season.

Much better for wildlife and the environment than pellets. 

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:16

We pulled it up every spring/summer for several years and then moved house!  

Next door's landlord covered it with landscaping fabric and a thick layer of shingle. !!!

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:11

.... with spindly legs and big toes Chicky? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:09

Chicky, same lad - Norwich family and UEA student  http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/obituaries/tributes_paid_to_former_uea_student_and_the_most_dedicated_of_physics_teachers_1_3646234  So sad.

I've got an exciting adventure on Friday too!!! 

What are my sunflower leaves telling me?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 07:03

Is that fertiliser on the compost of the sweetcorn?  If so, that looks to be much too much!  Scrape most of it away and then give them a really good watering.  

Sweetcorn needs a lot of water and the compost looks very dry. 

I would fill those pots right up to the top, let it drain away and then do it again.  

I think the sunflowers are thirsty too and from what I can see again, if that's fertiliser remove it.  

As for the fly, I've had some similar ones on my roses - not sure what they are but possibly one of the parasitic ones whose larvae eat various pests.  I've left mine well alone 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 06:54

Good morning all  and thanks for your kind wishes   Afraid chest infections are 'par for the course' for Pa.

Chicky, our local paper carried details of the accident, he was a Norwich lad   

We've had a mild night with drizzle first thing this morning - hopefully a bright and sunny day to follow .........

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:33

 Sorry folks ...............  

See you in the morning ............................... 

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