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Figs galore

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:29

Hi Snoodle   How's your new pet?

No, the fig is in a square terracotta pot (about 20" x 20" x 20") the bottom of which was packed with chunks of polystyrene as the fig was quite small when we planted it. 

It'll need repotting within the next couple of years, but we knocked a garden chair over onto the pot and cracked it a while back, so I think when we do repot it'll need a new one   Better tell Father Christmas

Figs galore

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:24

Oh no!  The responsibility!!!!!!!!  And I've only been growing figs a few years, any real knowledge has been gained from watching former colleague who has now moved away!  Where's Alan 4711 these days?  He's always been a mine of information about figs?

I'm wondering about removing all of the medium to smaller ones and just leaving the larger ones that might ripen .......... that should stimulate the growth of some more little ones shouldn't it?   Decisions decisions ...............

Slugs knippimg.......

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:19

Ah, I think that they must have a particular penchant for kniphofias Verdun - it's very good of you to grow them - all the slugs will converge on your garden - that's why Monty did that feature on them, to get everyone growing kniphofias and leaving Longmeadow slug-free ........... he's not just a pretty face

Unidentified cherry pest

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:17

I've been eating plenty of wild blackberries this year to no ill effect - I wouldn't worry about it

Planting a hazel hedge - single row or double row?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:14

I  think a single row would be fine - and then, when they're big and bushy, I'd coppice every third one, and then when those had regenerated I'd coppice the ones on their immediate left, and then when they'd regenerated I'd coppice the next ones - and then when it was all a huge bushy hedge again I'd start the coppicing cycle again ...

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:10
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Good morning all

..... ... I think I've got a fairly relaxed day at home planned - if only I could find my diary - think I must've left it in the car - hope I've left it in the car - if not, where is it? ........

Found it!!! Down the side of the sofa

Nothing in the diary for today - trip to London was cancelled due to  threatened tube strike - rearranged for Wednesday.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:07

Yes, I've been wondering where Wintersong is .....

Figs galore

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 08:05

Mine is also covered with figs, more than we've ever had before, but they're later than in previous years and still hard and green.

I'm wondering whether to remove them and hopefully stimulate the appearance of lots of little ones to over-winter and ripen next summer, or leave them on and pray for a long Indian Summer ........................ ???

Planting a hazel hedge - single row or double row?

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:50

I think a lot depends on whether you're going to let it grow into a tall bushy hedge or have it laid when it gets big enough, or even coppice it every seven years or so.

What sort of hedge do you want it to be?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 07:22

Tasmanian cousins are in the UK at the moment visiting my aunt - they won't be sorry to have missed the snow

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