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Posted: 27/08/2014 at 07:46

Ive had lots of Clematis from him and I wldnt hesitate to recommend him. I live abroad and when they arrive each one is in its own long box so no damage on their long journey. Ive had the odd one flower the first yr but all in the second yr. Hope this helps you.

victoria plums have a clear jelly like sap coming from the fruit

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:44

Georgiesunflower. I usually take hardwood cuttings of this tree around the same time I take cuttings from my roses and shrubs. I put them all in a trench together and leave them till next Autumn. By the middle of Spring you shld get new leaves so you will know which have taken. Take half a dozen they might not all take and if they do you ll have some to sell.

victoria plums have a clear jelly like sap coming from the fruit

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 21:32

Its the plum sawfly and its the biggest pain in my life. The fly comes in spring just before the blossom opens. It lays its egg and when they hatch they crawl into the tiny plums that appear after the blossom falls. You will notice at this time a tiny black spot usually at the end but cld be in other places and if you cut it open you will see the grub. If its a pinky orange its the sawfly. You need to pick all the damaged fruit off otherwise when they drop the grub crawls out and down into the ground which is where it waits till next spring. It then hatches and the cycle starts again. My Victoria is 10 yrs old and due to this fly I never get more than half a dozen edible fruit which is bad going as when the fruit sets theres probably over 300 fruit. Victoria is the worst plum tree for this, I have 8 other different ones and never a problem.


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:56

 GW has only been back a few weeks and already its being sacrificed for snooker this Friday!!  Woudnt it be nice if just once the BBC took something else off for sport and left our one and only half decent gardening program alone.

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 21:49
I live in Hungary and our Swifts arrived at the end of March. They are back in the old barn and already have chicks but unlike what you said about going out early morning and back at dusk ours are in and out of the barn all day long.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:10

In the border but go careful if you let them self seed. After 4 yrs of letting mine self seed im over run with them. Theres hundred growing thro peonys pinks any anything else you can think of. This yr I had to pull buckets of them out as they had overtaken my garden and had even travelled 100metres up the garden then they jumped into the veggie garden so beware.

Gardeners World Television

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 16:38

Here I am again complaining about the BBC. Last time it was about why GW is always taken off for Sport, now its about why as soon as GW finishes the BBC take off all the programs that were still available to watch on iplayer. Does it ever occur to the BBC that now Winter is close and no program on television how many of us would like nothing better than to sit nice and warm and watch a repeat of this yrs programs.

The BBC has 4 channels and if the BBC cant find a 30min slot each week on one of these channels its a poor do considering how much money we pay in licence fee. The BBC should serve everyone who pays to watch it not just a few. They arnt adverse to repeats we all know that so how about repeating something thats worth watching for a change. Im sick of A to Z as its just repeats of repeats of repeats but nowhere is the repeat of GW.




Posted: 13/08/2013 at 08:31

Ive had this daylilly for yrs as I think its far better than all the fully doubles and messed around with plants. The flowers are very simple a yellow trumpet with browny red on the backs of the petals. The flower stems are thin and grow to about 2 ft in height but the main reason I grow it is the perfume its wonderful. Hope this helps.

Plum sawfly

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 23:00

Anyone know the substitute for Derris. I have plum sawfly and cant find out an alternative insecticide.


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:20

Im off out in the garden all day. Its 82 degrees the suns shining and everything in the garden is fantastic. No im not in the UK thank goodness as the talk of fleece and hot drinks depresses me im in Hungary.

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