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Should I plant conifers now (Mid Jan) or wait for it to warm up

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 15:29

If the trees are being planted in a particularly windy spot it might be a good idea to shield them with some windbreak mesh for their first year or so to give them a chance to grow away strongly. 

Something like this on some sturdy posts will protect them from the prevailing winds.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 14:12
Clarington wrote (see)

.... because I'm seeing on Twitter people planting their tomatoes and chillies...

That might be because they're Twits???


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:36

Panda - get checked out!!!


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:35

Frank - WUM was a first-time poster who's obviously lurked here for a while and thought he'd try to stir up some trouble.  Mods removed his post as soon as they got to work


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:33
David K wrote (see)

Not sure it's WUMs we should worry about....according to The Andrew Marr show yesterday, terrorists are using gardening websites (among others) to spread the word.  

That might explain a lot Just as well most gardeners aren't that gullible

Should I plant conifers now (Mid Jan) or wait for it to warm up

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:00

Pot-grown trees can be planted at any time of the year providing the ground isn't frozen at the time of planting.

However, conifers can catch the wind and are difficult to stake effectively - for this reason I'd suggest waiting until late spring, after the worst of the March winds are over.  That way the roots can get growing and start to anchor the tree before the autumn gales! 


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:56

Well, BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs hosts GQT from time to time, so the precedent has been set .... you never know your luck Salino


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:11

A bit worrying, as my son's an Antique Dealer


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:02
hollie hock wrote (see)

Think 30s & 40s are termed "pre war"

Hardly, given that WW1 was 1914-1918 and WW2 was 1939-1945


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 11:16
hollie hock wrote (see)

"BTW, how old do you have to be, to be classed as antique?"

Only found this out recently but anything from 1950s -1970s can be loosely called "mid century" ....

That is more or less the middle of the century so hardly surprising

hollie hock wrote (see)
...  I like Monty but again he was the presenter when I started gardening

It was Percy Thrower when I started - Monty is quite a newcomer for some of us

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