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Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: Yesterday 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: Yesterday at 11:21

No, Japenese knotweed are never that colour.

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:19

Traditionally root cuttings are done in late autumn.

Plant ID please

Posted: Yesterday 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.

Plant biology.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 11:33

Hi Mike,

many plants are self fertile, so that's easy, no explanation needed. Others need pollen from another plant of the same or similar species. Bees tend to stick to the same flower on that run. Not always, especially if there's just one plant of that species but they will go from flower to flower of that species passing on the pollen if there's lots of flowers of that species. I think that's what you're asking.

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