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Ever hopeful

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No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:17

I'm at the pea stage at the moment! 


No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:13

Can't remember the varieties to be honest…. one is a weeping variety, white blossom and yellow fruit I believe, the other red blossom, and dark leaves. I'll try to get some photos to help identify.

So, do some produce fruit THAT small? To be honest I planted them for the birds so if they are happy, I am happy…. jelly would be nice at some stage though 


Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:07

I live in the South of England and have a garden full of acers… some very large. I've never feed them and they do great year after year. Aim I just lucky?! 

No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:03

I have 2 young crab apples in the garden; both have plenty of blossom and lots of fruit in the Autumn, but the fruit does not develop beyond the size of a pea.  Are the trees just too young to produce anything of worth or is something missing? Any ideas? Thanks…. Living in the South - plenty of sun, water and insects…..

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 08:21

Hi all …. playing with a new garden design and want some fruit trees….. fairly low maintenance, fast growing, good/tasty crop and wildlife friendly. Am I asking too much?! Any recommendations? 

Talkback: 10 best plants for wildlife

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 07:28

Only 10! How to choose?! For me I love campanula and aquilegia and surely you can't forget the poached egg plant!


Birds nesting

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 06:52

It's blue tits in our garden in the south. Much too early really although it's good to see the nesting boxes being used finally.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:21

Thanks everyone for all your tips. Looks like we've all tried many things with little success. I've now resorted to the strategy of trying to provide more than they can possibly munch through……….. Multiple, well established plants together in one great colourful bush. Expensive initially but hopefully worth the effort.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 17:28

Hi all

Any tips on controlling the slug damage to my lupins? The lupins are in the garden rather than in pots so copper is not really an option. Also not over keen on pellets…………… Can I have a beautiful garden without killing these title darlings?? Tried all the usual things, just wondered if anyone had any new tips……….



Posted: 22/06/2013 at 17:35

I have the same problem, lovely foliage but no radish! Any ideas? I thought maybe it was lack of water. First time for me to grow vegetables so need all the help that I can get.

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Slugs and lupins

Pest control 
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Containers for growing vegetables

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