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Latest posts by happycottontail

Help! Crows feasting on my apples

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 11:50

I have a small apple tree, but it is laden with lovely eating apples not quite ready to harvest.  Today I disturbed 2 enormous black birds calmly sitting in the tree and pecking at my apples, and about 5 or 6  fell to the ground when I chased the birds away.    Any ideas to prevent this happening?

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:57

Ooh, lots of food for thought there Zoomer - thank you!  Just the sort of info I needed.

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 10:02

Peter, I could do all those things you suggested if I had more time!  But I was hoping for some quicker pointers!

Zoomer, thank you for providing me with a great one!    I didn't know about Greenfingers.com, but the site looks really promising.

freaky-clematis

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:34

Hello DD - nice to know someone else has had the same problem as me!

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:30

Dove, for me the standard was ideal, as I have placed it in front of a gap above the boundary fence to provide screening from the neighbours' chidrens' play equipment.

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 15:23

No nut, your advice is too valuable for that 

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:48

Yes Dove, it is.  Will remove suckers forthwith.  Do you know how long any cuttings take to grow, and would they need to be grafted to something else to get the lollipop shape?

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:33

Ha ha nut!  Yes it is - hadn't thought of that!

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:12

I have this pretty little willow tree.  It's about 5' high and has some leafy stems growing from near the base.  I wondered if these could be used for propagation, and if so, how?  How fast a grower is it?  I've only had mine four months.

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:05

Thanks again Heather.  I have also put up a new post that doesn't include the word 'polycarbonate', but so far no reaction!

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Dead or just plain lazy? 
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Where does it like to grow? 
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