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Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:14



Posted: 14/07/2014 at 20:12

OOps I fed my Mum's agapanthus with tomato food a few weeks back, but it is now flowering, it is also pot bound.

Good luck Woody.

Had a busy day not all of it's been in the garden. This afternoon the wind was quite strong & chilly, even GH window closed.

Going to chill and read my book, see you all tomorrow. Have a good evening all

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 18:08

Woody the one on the left, brown bark.

 Early November last year just starting to colour.


himalayan poppy

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:55

I have two. Bought this last spring from a specialist at a plant fayre, they have grown okay but no flowers, and they were 2nd year plants.  This is the one plant I would love to be able to grow but can't.  This is my last attempt.

They are in a bed with dappled shade in moist slightly ericaceous compost, planted with well rotted farm yard manure, watered with rain water if needed, and misted with seq" iron as per growers instructions. I've spoken to them nicely, sworn at them and to no avail.

I haven't actually seen one in flower      I know Punkdoc on the forum can grow them. Fidgetbones has some but I think her blue ones turned a different colour this year     

I know they grow well in Scotland and the Lake District but they don't like me or my garden

They do grow in the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield but weren't in flower when I went. Good job or I'd have been in trouble for picking one

Self Seeded Tree

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:39

I might be wrong, not the first time     but does it sucker and spread over a large area? Might not be what we've been battling up the road but looks like it.


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:49

See you all later

OL it's the tomato police

Blosom End Rot

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:35

Thanks Italophile  The times I have had BER it has usually been ones from the first truss, the ones you are really looking forward to     Being the first truss they are more likely to have experienced a bigger range of climatic conditions than later ones. May/ June weather can be so changeable, roasting some days and single figures the next and overnight mild, or blinking cold. I grow mine in buckets and when I worked it had to be best guess as to how much water they would need through the day, same with what to do with GH door. Much easier now. Also easier as having followed your advice from last year they no longer get mollycoddled.

I've not had any problem with plum, cherry or beef ones, just ordinary sized ones.

As you say we must assume some genetics involved.

I am an addict...

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:09

LB it would have been rude not to spend  I love home grown cucumbers

Enjoy your garden & produce

Blosom End Rot

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:21

Hi Buddyboy

Whenever I have any fruit or veg' problems rather than trawling through loads of info' on websites I consult my Dr.D.G. Hessayon book, it has served me well 

Hessayon does concur that BE rot is caused by letting the soil or compost dry out once fruits have set.

His theory is that blossom end rot starts with a leathery dark coloured patch on the underside of the fruit, which I have sometimes had 

He says that potato blight in tomatoes starts with a brown shrunken area which quickly leads to rotting of the entire fruit.

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 07:39

Meadow I hope you can successfully transplant it  It's a lovely tree especially in the Autumn, which you'll know  Please tell us what happens.

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