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Posted: 17/09/2013 at 16:37

Most of the worcester apples

 About half of the victoria plums

  Afternoon snack


Adding wood ash to compost?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 15:16

If you keep it dry, you can use it to top dress around fruit trees and bushes in Spring to help stimulate flowers.

Or you can mix it with compost to do the same (stops it blowing around)

Or you can put it on the compost heap , a sprinkle every few inches rather than a thick layer.


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 13:01

I've bought tete a tete daffs in january, planted straight away and they have flowered, though later than usual. So long as they have been kept cool, have not gone mouldy, and are still firm, they should be OK.

 Fot the best flowers , however, daffs will start to form roots now, so plant as soon as you can between now and end of october.

Autumn Onion Sets

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 12:53

Foxes will dig things up if you have used bonemeal before planting. They're searching for the bone. 

Do as welsh onion says, and net them from the birds.

Use animal manure and green manure together?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 12:49

using both seems like overkill, but if you really want, I would rotovate or fork the well rotted  FYM in first and then sow seeds on top. If you sow the seeds and then lay the FYM on top I doubt the seeds will germinate.


Posted: 17/09/2013 at 12:40

Well, I got the worcester apples in. Most of them anyway. The ones right at the top of the tree I can't get even with the apple picker and a ladder, so the birds will get them.

Just the plums to get in, but its started raining

Bargain of the year

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 12:33

You don't need a gym with a garden.

 Its a shame we cant grow chocolate trees though...

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 12:27

I had 10 packets of veg seed last month for about £2.70 from a telegraph offer. it wouldn't suit everyone.

I wouldn't want the apple tree(I have 2 large and 5 small apple trees), but someone growing in pots might.

 Not everyone lives next to a garden centre and you  have to factor in petrol costs these days.

You pays your money, take your choice.


Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 10:00

200 free spring bulbs  Gardeners world magazine   £5.60 postage

offer expires 31st October 2013

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 09:57

Free mini gala apple. £5.60postage. The English Garden magazine.

offer expires 31st october 2013

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