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Chelsea chop

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:23

Chelsea chop + 10 days? though I bet they're not far behind come the day...


no warranties implied or given

New and having problems

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:16

same here, hope my apple grafts are more successful...

Tomato/Chilli Transplants not growing!

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 08:55

Hi Tom,

I blame the too's.

Too soon, too cold, too dark and worst of all too cold and dark, probably too wet a well

Sorry for being blunt Tom, not too late to start again, it's been one of those seasons where you have to throw the calendar away and go by conditions.


Good luck in the future,


Why May?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 08:40

I'll tell why May. 

Because it's the best month of the year that's why!

The colour green has never been so vivid, from the road side verges to the unfurling leaves on the trees, especially the biguns, Chesnut!  The green isn't so brilliant as it is in the first half of May. The smell of newly mown lawns mmmm.  The hedge rows bursting with growth.  It really doesn't last long, come June and the green  takes on a burn't dried out look, it's gorgeous is May!

Since the new year I have planted Apples,Plums,Cherry, Rhubarb, Blueberries,Blackcurrant, Blackberry and Raspberries all sourced from the £ shop or similar . Most cost a £, the trees were only £5.  I'm so excited, I look at them all at least three times a day, all appear happy, me as well.  I have even learnt how to graft thanks to You tube. Fantastic guys on there, Stephen Hayes and Ian Sturrock, show you how to do it, not sure if it will work but I've never been so thrilled expecting results. My garden isn't large, never thought I would fit it in so all trees will be Espaliered or Fan trained, perhaps Cordon as well ! all researched online, I knew nothing last year, but now - well fingers crossed, if half of it works it will be fantastic.

Cleft graft, Whip and toungue, saddle! loads to learn even at my age, nicking and knotching to make them grow how you want.... there's me thinking I knew it all

But how frustrating is it that most will not yield anything until next year!

May, my favorite...

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 20:37

My March planted Poundstretcher Gala has a few buds which should just be open in time for Saturday nights frost 

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:26
Just repotted my Fig, the top inch of compost was lousy with the horribles, bigger than maggots and curly, threw them for the birds. Could be my fault for using old grow bag compost, just haven't the heart to throw it away, or dump it on the beds.

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 07:10
Just repotted my Fig and the top inch of compost was rank with the horrible blighters, threw them for the birds. They are bigger than maggots and are curly - gross.
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