green bean

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Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:13

Good luck in your new home, I am sure the TLC for your garden treasures will make it all worth while


Posted: 15/08/2013 at 11:32

When we decided to move to a new house with a bigger garden, we started splitting plants, potting them up and when we put our old house on the market, we moved the pots off site to a very kind friends garden while the sale went through. By the time it came to move, I had also lifted and divided all over again and with all the plants/garden stuff/furniture/ contents of garage /dismantled greenhouse ( the new people didnt want it!) it was cheaper and easier to hire a 2nd van and DIY. Luckily for us, our old neighbour offered to drive and so we hired a tail lift small van - highly recommended to save your back! It still took 2 trips to move it all, but the savings and joy of having your favourites to re-start your new garden is worth the effort. Anyone want 500+ old plant pots???

growing brassicas

Posted: 09/08/2013 at 11:33

I use raised beds as well, I found when I didnt firm in the brussel plants enough, the buds 'blew' so they looked like more like mini cabbages where the sprouts should be, they tasted fine in stir fry, but didnt look so great with the christmas roast 


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 11:01

I think you might be right! I checked closer on the tree today and the leaves are down to the stalks, so they have been nobbled. A pity I didnt spot it earlier, especially as I took the trouble to put butterfly net on once the fruit was set..... Do you think i should just remove the apples, they are about the size of plums? Should I do anything like spray ? I try to be organic so only generally use soft soap if needed



Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:24

I grew GW Purity free seeds as well, mine are at least 3 foot tall, they even withstood the hottest of the weather with minimal watering.........goodness knows how tall they would have got with rain as well


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 18:10

My minarette apple tree set fruit and I summer pruned a couple of weeks ago. To my dismay, all the leaves have now gone, I cant see them on the ground and there isnt one left, although the apples are still there ( very small!) what have I done wrong?? is it related to the weather?? the plum and pear minarettes are next to the apple and they are fine, and my apple espaliers further up the garden are also fine

initial pruning of new yew hedge

Posted: 03/11/2012 at 13:20

I have just completed a 20 foot length of standard yew hedging. The plants were a good buy of 5 per pack from our garden centre and are really sturdy plants around 30 inches high.

I intend to keep it tightly clipped and narrow once established and around 5 foot tall. Do I take out the leaders now and clip the side stems back to thicken it up or wait until the plants are a lot bigger?

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leaves have dropped off after the fruit formed 
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initial pruning of new yew hedge

to prune or not to prune that is the question! 
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