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Planning a small orchard

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 09:37

What about other traditional fruiting trees? Damsons, or perhaps hazelnuts (ok, that's a nut...)

Planning a small orchard

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 17:32

I'm thinking of clearing a lot of space in my garden (it's a reasonable size) for maybe 6 fruiting trees. What might I consider planting?

I'm on chalk, on the South Coast inland 4 miles (no salt problems) but am fairly shaded by a neighbours tall trees. I would like (another) apple or two (already have crab apples and a cooker), maybe a plum, perhaps pear...and some others.

 

Where to plant a Fig?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 13:04

Well there's a 30' house 10' away, so the sun can't get in directly unless it's the height of summer, like now, most of the time it's shaded. But the fig would get to be planted against a wall, which it wouldn't benefit from in the front or back garden.

How to extend the planting room on your decking?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 12:58

There is room immediately outside my decking area which I'd like to use to put some of my pots. The decking is eight foot off the ground. I was thinking of somehow hanging some sort of staging off the handrails, or similar. Is there a conventional way to achieve this?

 

Where to plant a Fig?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 12:54

Sorry about that glitch;

I have a fig in a pot, and want to plant it out. My detached house, in Sussex 3 miles from the coast,  faces east-west, and is exposed to the west wind. There is some room to plant on the south facing wall, but it is shaded by the house ten feet away. Where should I plant it?

Where to plant a Fig?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 12:51

Slugs gone?

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:24

The thing is, they're invaders from warmer climes, so it makes sense that they would be vulnerable to the cold. I'm on the South Coast, so maybe they weren't  so common anywhere less mild.

They are big, fat, devils, about the size of a thumb, and they could reduce an entire crop to stalks overnight.

Slugs gone?

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:08

In previous years, my garden has been plagued by big fat slugs, which I believe to be <span class="st">Deroceras Invadens. This year, for the first time, there aren't any. Where have they gone? Has the cold winter/ dry pre-spring killed them off? Are you missing (in a good way)  them where you are, or is it just me?

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Planning a small orchard

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