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double plum tree

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 08:13

If they are at the bottom of the main stem, they are from the rootstock and should be removed. Higher up, just remove any that are crossing or rubbing any shoots. Do it soon or leave it until next June or you risk silverleaf disease.

Fruit tree ID please

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 21:21

Damson cheese is rather nice too.


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 14:07

I get vouchers from Wyevale too. Very useful at times. They tend to reduce all seeds to 50p a packet around the end of August and send an email so good for buying seeds for next year (But not parsnips or onions, always get new)

They also have a guarantee on perennial plants, so when the hellebore I bought from them died, I took it back and had my money back. (keep receipts)

Do you remember?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:28

Well I have, but hubby wants to wait a bit before booking. I want to go to the straights of Lembeh, the other side of North Sulawesi,that we went to a couple of years ago. My video broke on the first day, so I didn't get to film the blue ringed octopus, or the turtle eating the jellyfish, or the mating cuttlefish. I think that sort of thing is better on video than photo. And then of course neither of us have seen a mimic octopus yet. My video camcorder has been fixed now. So many things to see, so little time....

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Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:20

Is the white cornflower  an annual or the perennial one?


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:18

Rained overnight but sunny now. I have to get the blackcurrant s in and frozen.

Have a good day.


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 07:55

It's usual to replace after three years with runners made in the second year. Usually the best crop is in the second and third year and then they go downhill. If you have good plants it is easy to propagate your own runners, if they are showing signs of virus such as deformed leaves, buy new virus free stock.

Covering an exhausting path

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 07:51

I have an old farm track under part of my garden. The lawn was laid on top with six inches of topsoil

That is fine in wet weather, but in drought it goes brown quickly in that area. In the flower bed area, I am forever digging up boulders and half bricks. If I was starting from scratch, I would dig the lot up before making the lawn.

Can you suggest a plant?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 07:43

I blame the spellchecker for changing words.

Mystery plant

Posted: 26/07/2016 at 22:53

Acanthus mollis

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