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My Garden 2012

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:27
jacqui whitmore wrote (see)
http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/16257.jpg?width=350


 

 



 

Lovely garden Jacqui.

 

Can I ask what you have edged your garden path with please (the straight edging between lawn & gravel)? Im wanting to create a similar edge between lawn & path in my garden.

 

Thanks.

christmas tree

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 17:18

Ive just purchased a rooted 4ft Fraser Fir tree that I dug up myself from the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire. I intend to keep it potted and would like some advice regarding keeping it healthy.

 

The place I bought it from told me to just plant in normal compost, whereas I always thought they needed erecaceous compost?

 

Also, is there a preferred feed that I should give it, and when?

 

Many thanks 

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 21:08

I think thats good advice, and I will do just that. Your right, I should have pruned it sooner and I shall now have to forego some fruit in order to get the shape right.

 

Thanks very much

LF.

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 20:32

Im always hesitant when pruning, but then once Ive started I cant stop!

The only problem I can see with pruning this way is that I will always only have the three brances. I really would like some more side branches so Im now wondering if I ought to cut these back to encourage more branches? Even if that means going without fruit this year?

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 22:33

Perhaps I'll start by pruning where Ive marked this photo..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Pruning.jpg

 

Help Pruning My Apple Tree

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 22:11

Thanks

Looks like your right Verdun, Ive just watched a very good youtube video and the Bramley is indeed a tip bearer. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbHohC4FY8Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T5Wni25u-k

My understanding of the video is that I should leave those long leading branches alone.

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..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/DSCN1856.jpg

 

 

 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 .

 

Cheers

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.

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