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major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 07:02

The leaves have all been grown for some time and the fruit has swelled - from now on the tree will begin to shut down operations, fruit will fall and leaves begin to change colour because the sap isn't rising any more.  

Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 06:16
Salino wrote (see)

..this is one of the Austin's that did not stand the test of time in this country...a few of his don't and they discontinue them.... probably suffered with too much black spot....or poor growth.... as sometimes happens, some of these do better in hot climates like Australia or California...as this one does, it seems...

I did wonder if that might be the case .... not much point in trying it here then - nothing Antipodean about this garden.  Never mind - it was a nice idea.

 

chicky wrote (see)

On a related topic .... there is a beautiful white aquilegia called Dove - i've seen it growing at Wisley and taken a note of the name.  You could have a garden full of Doves

I sowed some earlier - nothing yet - maybe in the spring 

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 06:10

That cake's nearly all gone - we'll have to make another for tomorrow ........

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 06:08

I really wouldn't do it now - you'll really run the risk of them getting Silverleaf - the reason for doing it then is nothing to do with the weather - it's because the sap is rising then and that prevents the Silverleaf spores being taken into the plant.  From now on the sap is not rising and the spores can enter the plant tissue. 

I really would wait until next June - otherwise you risk losing your plum tree. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 06:04

Good morning all 

My grass could do with cutting again - but it's raining now and I'm off to visit daughter in a bit so it won't get done today - unless Verdun is feeling kind   He did once offer, but it never happened ........... 

Must pick some wax beans to take to daughter so hope the rain stops soon ..

That sounds like a nice evening BL 

Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:28

I'm sure our butternut squashes last year were definitely pear shaped at the start. 

Extra soil

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:26

There will be some weed seeds - you can't avoid them.  As soon as you see little seedlings just use a sharp hoe.  In the spring you'll need to do this quite often. 

As long as you sow your veg seeds in straight lines and mark the rows you'll be able to tell which are weed seedlings and which are your veg. 

Changing the purpose of a pond

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:25

Lots of info here Doreen  http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/thingstodo/inaweekend/put-in-a-pond.aspx 

We were unable to dig ours as deep as is recommended due to tree roots, but it does need to be at least 2 ft deep.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:21

Hello folks   my word you've all been chattering away today   I'm kn*ckered after my hectic weekend 

Good job there's lots of food in the house already to eat - I just popped stuff in the oven to heat up - all I had to cook was the first picking of the runner beans - a bit late 'cos the first sowing didn't germinate.  These are Emergo - Verdun's recommendation and I'm very happy with them - lovely beans and setting fantastically well 

OH is washing up  and I think I'll be slumping sideways on the sofa in a minute and snoozing 

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