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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:00

Have a good day Panda   the countdown begins ............................. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:57

Italophile for tomatoes

Stacey for chillies

Verdun for hellebores

Hostafan for hostas .............  where is Hostafan?

Massive grass snake

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:56

I bet there's some around Barnack - although I've never seen one there - but we usually go in the spring - we're visiting MIL in a couple of weeks, maybe we'll go there again - it would be good to try to see some glow worms - it's the right time of year isn't it?  warm summer evenings?

chilliies with attitude

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:43

Bumping up for Stacey 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:42

Good morning Stacey  - there was another Chilli Query yesterday - I'll see if I can find it and bump it up ............. 

Found it and bumped it up - mind you, there's not a lot of info to go on .... 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:31

Morning KEF, Clari, Mrs G, Lesley et al ......... 

Hoping everyone's going to have a good day 

Apricot tree - Precoche de saumur - growing advice

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 06:55

Hi totalwise

I'm a little bewildered - you say that you've bought a new rootstock - a rootstock is what the named variety is usually grafted on to.  Have you bought a rootstock or a grafted variety?

Working on the premise that you have a grafted variety, my thoughts are these:

Firstly, all stone fruits should be pruned in May/June, to prevent them contracting Silverleaf disease.  They should never be pruned when dormant.

Secondly, the thing to bear in mind when pruning is the old saying 'growth follows the knife'.  That means that you should prune hard to encourage growth - so the side that you want to grow the most is the side that you should cut back most severely.  The other side you should leave alone or just tip prune - eventually the two sides will even up.  

Lots of really useful information here http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/pages/Apricot-Trees.html 

Also, I can't see the ground around your tree clearly, but I get the impression that it's a little overgrown - you're probably going to do this anyway, but the tree needs a circle of clear ground diameter 1 metre, to enable proper watering, feeding and mulching - otherwise grass or other plants will compete.  

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 06:36

The goldfinches are eating me out of house and home!  That's another big bag of sunflower hearts gone 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 06:24

Good morning all - bright sunshine here 

Coffee being taken 

Peppers

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 22:02

Yes 

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