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apple tree issues

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:29

Is it an old tree?  Have you any idea how it has behaved in previous years?  Are there neighbours who would know?  

This might be of some help 

Shady area

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:21

What sort of shade is it Samantha?  Is the soil dry or damp?

 Is it under trees and if so are they evergreen or deciduous?

Celery and the cuckoo in the nest

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 14:52

One of the cultivated orache famly come to mind ...................


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 13:54

I've been very good - I've been spring-cleaning inside the kitchen fridge and the bigger one in the garage.  Unidentifiable jars of goo have been thrown away as has anything more than a year past it's best before date.  OH will be very happy 

Of course, as soon as I  was past the point of no return and had emptied the first fridge the rain outside stopped and the sun shone 

Now that I have almost finished .................................... it's raining again 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 13:26

That's what hoe's are for   tickling the soil to dislodge those little tiny weed seedlings - carry on tickling OL 


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 12:32

They can go outside in the summer but they're not frost hardy so don't put them out until after the last frost and bring them back in before the first.

To start with don't put them in brilliant sunshine - as they've been indoors they will get scorched in very strong sunshine - if the sun is very bright start them off in the shade, but when they get used to it they're fine in the sunshine, although they are also happy in shade.  

If there is heavy rain check that the pot is draining well - they do not like to be waterlogged. 

Geranium Cernium Melody

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:54

It was Carol's favourite at the Malvern Show on GW last evening - low growing hardy geranium - a deep pink with a .dark eye if I remember correctly 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:24

How lovely - and well-deserved David   Have you any idea of the colour you will be?

Clematis sulking in pot

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:21

Has it been repotted in fresh compost - clematis are hungry feeders and need regular repotting and feeding.   I would use John Innes No 3 with added grit, and  I feed my clematis several times a season with Fish, Blood and Bone.

They also need their roots to be shaded and cool , which is sometimes difficult in a pot.


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 11:19

I'm going to plant mine out at the beginning of June providing the weather is reasonable. 

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