emma lou

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Pruning raspberries

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 14:07

Very helpful thankyou. Like I said, some of the bushes have not produced fruit this year as they were planted last year. i am not sure if they are early or lates so not sure whether to prune them or not.If it is OK to prune them now why does the RHS recommend February? I would prefer to do it now as we may need to move them. Will ones moved not produced fruit next year?

Pruning raspberries

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:01

Hmm I know. We have gained raspberries and my limited gardening experience means things have got a little muddled!! I can do so. Will I not get fruit next year if I move them around? I have read about this pruning old fruited stems but a little confused on that one. Thank you

Pruning raspberries

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 11:55

I have got into a bit of a pickle with our raspberry bushes this year. There is a mix of early and later varieties which is the problem. I can clearly see the late ones which I understand need pruning in February, however they are looking very straggly already and the fruit isn't as good now. However I have other raspberries that are a mix of early fruiting and some that have not produced this year and not sure what they are. Should I start again with these and prune both the none fruiting and early varieties back and leave the lates until February? thank you

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:49

I have tried them in a shed and it was simply too dark, like you said. Would they be OK outside in a polytunnel?

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 10:10

Just another question but if I trim back the geranium plants I have, can I keep the original plants in pots or do they always have to be cuttings from this years plants?

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 18:13

Reading your replies I think me watering them didn't help matters. I will try water and compost and report back. Many thanks for taking the time to reply and give me your feedback.

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 11:51

Yes thank you but I never seem to have much luck doing it that way. Does it also come down to where I leave them? I have to leave them indoors but not sure if I am managing the warmth/light correctly.

Geranium cuttings

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 11:36

I am hoping this year will be the first year I have successfully been able to take some geranium cuttings. I do not have a greenhouse and do not use root powder which may be a major downfall. Anyway, I wanted to know whether trying to take cuttings and grow them in water is any better? I have a lot of success with Basil like this but not sure if geraniums are the same? I am hoping that once they have taken root I can then put them into compost indoors for the winter? Also, I presume rooting powder is then not necessary? thanks all.


Posted: 17/09/2016 at 15:56

I am looking around at other polytunnels and have found one with a good review but do most polytunnels just have fabric velcro strips to tie around the poles? The reviews suggest they hold up well in windy conditions but looking at the video I cannot see how it can hold and will almost certainly tear the plastic in time if the wind keeps buffeting underneath it?Is it possible to secure another way so there is not so much play between the poles and the plastic sheeting? I know about the trench and that will certainly help but not sure about the attachments around the poles. Maybe this is standard on all polytunnels? thanks.


Posted: 17/09/2016 at 06:42

Well my husband said last night it would be cheaper to drive up and collect it but not at all practical as we are 8hours from Calais. I do think someone has just plucked a figure out of thin air for the delivery price on that!! How can a company advertise international delivery then charge £400 for delivery?

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