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Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 13:25

I think I need to give my Bramley apple tree its first prune.

I bought it as a small whip of a tree about 4 yrs ago and its now about 9ft tall at its highest point. Its main trunk is about 4 ft tall before it splits. It has developed two lead branches that are looking a little too long.

Should I just cut these two back, and by how much? I know ideally the tree should grow more as a cup shape that is open in the centre, rather than an upright slender tree. Heres a photo..



 Many thanks 


Where to buy multi-stemmed Amelanchier Lamarckii trees?

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 19:20

Thanks. Had a look on the RHS site but sadly nowhere loa to me. I may have to resort to mail order. Fair point regarding cutting back a single stem tree, but I think Im a little too impatient to wait that long .



Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 23:33

LL, you've made great use of your space, looks fab.

Garden aspects. N,S,E,W? Which is best?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 00:27

I have a south facing rear garden which is great for sitting out on the patio, but with our living room being at the rear of the house it means we get the glare of the sun coming into the room and often have to close the curtains.


If I could turn the house 90 degrees and have a west facing rear garden then I would. That way you get the morning sun on the front garden, followed by afternoon sun on the rear garden which lasts into the evening.

Where to buy multi-stemmed Amelanchier Lamarckii trees?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 00:07

Does anyone know where I can buy multi stemmed Amelanchier Lamarckii trees please. I want to plant a couple in my garden and multi stemmed would be preferable over single trunk.

I live in South Yorkshire and would like to be able to go and see the trees before buying, if not then it will have to be mail order. 




Posted: 13/10/2012 at 21:47

I shoot grey squirrels that come into my garden for the following reasons..

1) They are non native and are partly responsible for the demise of our native red squirrel.

2) I put out lots of expensive bird food, and the squirrels can empty the feeders in one day

3) They are vermin.

Once killed, I leave them out on the lawn and Mrs Fox & her cubs come by each night and takes them, which is a real treat to watch.

Spring Bulb Supplier?

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 21:43

bulbs arrived from Gee-Tee yesterday, great service and bulbs look extremely healthy.

Spring Bulb Supplier?

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 17:24

Thanks for the replies, ive just placed an order with GEE-TEE for some daffs, tulips and aliums.

Spring Bulb Supplier?

Posted: 04/10/2012 at 15:09

Looking to purchase a variety of spring bulbs soon to plant up for next year. Which online suppliers do people here recommend? Ive previously used J Parker, but looking for alternative suppliers also.


Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 19:44

LL your garden looks perfect. What more can I say! I particularly love the pergolas.

Do you have any more photos of the garden as a whole, perhaps taken from an upstaris window, as this may offer me inspiration for when I do my redesign.

Many thanks, and well done.

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