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Dilemma

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 08:02

Are we talking about MPC or loam-based

Dilemma

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:39

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Verdun, it's you we come to for advice - we couldn't presume to advise.........

However, I think that if you asked yourself for advice, it would be to get whichever you can get the best deal on

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 07:37

Hello everyone  

Not the best night's sleep I've ever had but trying to be thankful that problem with car happened now and not in three weeks' time when we'd be on a motorway heading for Cornwall  

OH has gone to work and I'll phone him later with a list of things to bring back to feed us for the weekend - I shall play in the garden and maybe bake something and watch athletics - it's Mo's 5000m final today  and the 100m relay finals

Clearly NOT a lemon tree!

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 22:45

I look forward to seeing the bigger picture

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 22:44

Hello folks!

Brilliant news Panda - so pleased for you ((hugs))

Hosta ((hugs)) for both of you - just tell OH they don't deserve him - we're looking forward to meeting you both ((more hugs))

Jo ((hugs for you too))

Well, rather odd evening - got in the car, drove out of the drive, loud clattering clunk from somewhere driver's side front of the car, followed by a sort of a boing noise.  Drove back into driveway.  Sounds like suspension to me

Friend came to pick us up and we went for drinks and a meal and got a taxi back - windscreen man is coming on Monday morning to fix new windscreen.  I will then phone Green Flag    Oh 'eck! 

Only good thing was that as I wasn't driving I was able to have a drink ....... or three

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 22:30

Only you can say whether it's worth your while to make damson jam - you need nearly as much sugar as the weight of the plums.  If you like jam and you like cooking then it's worthwhile - if you don't eat jam then it's not.

You might prefer to make damson brandy

Have a look here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/howtogrow/11050635/Grow-damsons-for-luscious-jams-and-moreish-brandy.html

Make sure they're ripe before you pick them.

Goat willow tree: to prune or not to prune

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 17:10

Have a look at how to thin the crown of a tree here http://www.trees.gov.hk/filemanager/content/attachments/factsheet.pdf

Do remember to take out whole branches rather than shorten them.  If you shorten branches you'll lose the elegance and natural form of the tree.  Do it in the winter when you can see the shape properly.

Perhaps you can convince your partner that this will improve the health of the tree and also improve your quality of life by letting more light into your garden

Clearly NOT a lemon tree!

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 16:36

Hi David

Any chance of a photo of the whole tree please? 

Tomato blight treatment help

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 16:33

I agree Steve - no way I'd spray food I was about to eat.  And anyway, fungicides are preventatives, not cures - once the blight has taken hold it's there. 

Some blights can be controlled by removing (and burning) all affected leaflets as soon as you spot a blemish - when mine had blight I inspected the plants three times a day and removed the leaflets as soon as I spotted something.  We still got a reasonable crop of tomatoes.

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