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Almonds for Poland?

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:10

Prunus dulcis is considered hardy to Zone 7 in USA. Check your local winter minimum temp to see if this is compatable. Almonds grow successfully in Germany, but that might be the South.

Golden Lime?? Tree

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 09:38

I think the golden leaved lime is Tilia x europea "Wratislaviensis", try looking that up for details of mature size.

Rockin Blueberry

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 11:12


yes I did use MPC, but all my other blueberries [the oldest are 7 years old in 50 litre tubs] are as well and they are solid. However I will look out for John Innes ericaceous for potting on.

Tree problem - yellowing leaves

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 11:09

Sorry to be slow getting back, this PC is shared by whole family so have to wait my turn [with older girls home from Uni thats 7 of us]. When I said get rid I meant if vigorous branches with normal green leaves were taking over. Like rose suckers these must be removed completely. If the tree doesn't have the problem then great and just deal with the problem branch. A normal Norway Maple will grow up to 50-60 ft with heavy shade, but your variegated tree is much less vigorous and suited  to a garden.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:30

Don't put a new Amelanchier in the same spot or it could also get infected.

Rockin Blueberry

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:27

I planted a Blueberry in a 5 litre pot full of ericaceous comost in March 2014. It grew well through the summer so in November 2014 I upgraded it to a 10 litre pot. It continued to thrive this spring and has produced a good crop of berries. Last week during the strong wind and rain  it started flopping about in the pot. I added a bit more ericaceous compost and firmed it in but did not solve the problem.  Solutions I am considering are:

1- Tie the plant a cane to be put in the pot,

2- Cut the plant back hard to stimulate root growth

3- lighter version of 2, simply remove all fruit hoping to stabilise it.

4- Repot and incorporate soil with the compost.

Anybody had this problem and know what the best solution is?

Tree problem - yellowing leaves

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:16

It looks like a variegated Norway Maple, Acer platanoides Drummondii. They are not very vigorous, and therefore vulnerable to disease and very prone to producing branches of the normal Noway Maple which is very vigorous. If that happens I would get rid, as except for fewer aphids they are nearly as bad as Sycamores. The dead branch needs removing ASAP if you want to kep it prevent infection.

My Strawberries are all being eaten

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:07

Never forget humans like them. Couple of days ago caught my 15 yr old son eating them straight off the plants.

Plant I.D's

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 12:16

Looking at 5 more closely I would agree with Viburnum opulus

Plant I.D's

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:41


1- Weigela

2-Symphoricarpus, a Snowberry

3-Possibly Sarcoccoca but unsure

4- dont know

5-Hydrangea quercifolia

6- dont know

7- Viburnum davidii

8- Lonicera nitida a gold variety

9- Escallonia


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