Dovefromabove


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Support summer raspberries ?

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 14:02

Four and a half feet tall sounds very short to me for summer (or even autumn fruiting) raspberries.  I'm used to them being getting on for twice that height 


If you look on here 


http://www.kenmuir.co.uk/image/data/pdf/Growing%20Guides/Last%20GUIDE%20TO%20GROWING%20RASPBERRIES_.pdf 


and scroll down to Pruning & Tying In  7 - 9 ft tall is the height mentioned.  


My Autumn fruiting Polkas mostly reach between 6 - 7 ft each year. 

Support summer raspberries ?

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 13:31

Unless you tie summer raspberry canes into a framework it's very difficult to differentiate between last year's canes which will bear this year's fruit, and the new canes which will grow this year.  After the old canes have fruited you need to cut them out at the base and then tie in the new canes which will fruit next year.  Not doing this will result in a tangle similar to that around  Sleeping Beauty's castle.


As autumn fruiting raspberries fruit on the current season's growth they're much simpler to prune, as you just cut everything down to soil level.  However I still tie my Autumn fruiting Polka back to the fence as otherwise they form such a thicket - it's much simpler to gather the fruit if they're restrained in some way 

Is commercially bought blood fish and bone fertilise "organic"

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 13:03

I think you're correct Pdoc.


This website gives some interesting information http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/organic-fertilizer 

Crab Apple Tree for Shropshire.

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 10:49

I like the traditional Malus 'John Downie' for its attractive and well-sized fruit for jellies etc, and its attractive white blossom.


Golden Hornet is another very good crab, with smaller yellow fruit which tend to stay on the tree for a long while in the winter, providing food for birds in the harder months of December/January.

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 10:29

I'm a lady of leisure too - but although I love children in small doses, a railway carriage full of over- excited children and careworn parents all on their way to see the sights can be a little tedious 


But whatever suits the majority best 

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 10:19

Sounds good  but early July ... before schools have broken up? 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 10:07

KEW Gardens Visit

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 10:04

Definitely   Several of us discussed this last year when the new border was very new and decided that this year would be a better bet as the border would have 'bedded in' by then 

A wind-up/solar powered radio

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 09:20

I just thought I'd let you know about this 


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-Hybrid-Radio-Rechargeable-Charger/dp/B002D9FKDS 


I've just bought one and I think it's brilliant - it's only little, so the sound quality wasn't brilliant but it's fine for speech or casual music listening (well, I think it is) and there's a good reduction on the price at the moment ... although last week it was only £9.99!!! 


You can also charge it up via a USB cable that comes with it.


Obviously I have no connection with the manufacturer or Amazon 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 08/03/2017 at 07:59

Thanks LilyP - I was properly brung up I was 


Glad you're on the mend Topbird - I didn't realise how poorly I'd been until I felt better. What we need is some wall to wall sunshine 

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