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Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: Yesterday at 09:55

My Mirabelles have finished flowering already, I'm in County Durham. This is just the first full year they've been in. I think you've buried your graft. Have a look at the base of the tree if you can't see a join then dig down gently with a trowel until you find the join.


If you have buried it then uncover it, if any roots are coming from the scion then remove them with a very sharp knife or secateurs. The graft/join should be well above the soil since even an inch above may not be enough to stop the scion rooting in especially since you've mulched. I've got an apple tree that I think has probably rooted from the scion even though it's above the soil. There's roots coming from the join which could be from either the rootstock or the scion and it still hasn't flowered which tells me I need to get the secateurs out. 


Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:27

Always ensure you don't burry the graft if you do the scion will root and want to be a large tree before it flowers.

What do you think this is?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:21

No, Japenese knotweed are never that colour.

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:19

Traditionally root cuttings are done in late autumn.

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:36

don't worry, I'm sure it will grow as long as you water it. They're tough and root easily. You can also try a cutting. Hard wood cuttings root very easily in winter.

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:59

What will happen is it will break your fence if next door doesn't get rid of it first. 

Plant biology.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:51
Mike Allen wrote (see)

Thanks friends.  However sad to say.  I feel that my question remains unsolved.  

Your questions is probably unanswered Mike because none of us really knew what you were asking as your question didn't make sense. 

planting under and apple tree

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 11:29

If your tree is that old it will be fine. My neighbour digs over underneath her apple and pear tree. The roots of the tree will be quite deep, it will obviously have surface roots too but it won't harm the tree if you plant whatever you like underneath even grass, it will be totally fine. I've got bulbs and Monkshood underneath mine, oh, and an old rose. Some people freak out about Monkshood but it's complete nonsense it won't harm the tree to any extent that you'll notice.

When is the last time to sow tomato seeds

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 11:50

I would say anything is better than a tasteless tomato.

Plant ID please

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 11:43

it will grow but if it's coming through that fence it will break the fence. If you want it then push it in the soil, dig out a small trench, put the plant in and some soil over then one of those bricks. It will root then you can cut it off at the fence. I have them growing happily underneath conifers.

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