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Sick tree

Posted: Today at 19:30

There could be lots of reasons... I notice a Skimmia thriving in the pic, it suggests you have an acid soil - do you know the soil PH? Apples are fairly tolerant but don't like a very acidic soil.  Also young trees will not tolerate waterlogging. If you are on clay with last winter/spring that could be an issue...Did you prepare the planting site well? There are so many reasons it may not have thrived.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Today at 17:39

It's been lovely here in the South East. Sunny and windy. Some seeds are up in the greenhouse. I have been repotting, cutting back and generally having a good tidy. Just cooking a roast now. Nicely knackered  A really good day!

Bay Tree on its last legs

Posted: 27/02/2015 at 21:14

Totally agree, it should be outside - However, don't just move it out..... if you can acclimatise it to the colder conditions it won't stress so much... If you have a cold greenhouse, that would be good, if not, close to a house wall preferably south facing. Make sure it doesn't dry out as it can be in rain shadow being so close to the house.... Once it has been outside for a while, it can go wherever you want it. I hope it survives.  

whats gone wrong??????????

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 23:15

Just pick off those dead leaves and keep it on the dry side for a few more weeks. Look OK to me  

Greenhouse heating

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:43

I use an electric heater, set on 'frost setting'. Just kicks in when necessary and doesn't cost the earth. If you don't have an electricity supply make sure someone qualified does it for you. Water and electricity do not mix. Paraffin and gas really do cause their own problems as said above. Good luck.


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 00:54

Your email is accessible from any computer as is your access to this forum!

Lawn damage

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:47

I posted back in the spring about the larvae coming up onto the patio in the very wet spring... I think it was Verdun who responded suggesting the nematodes. The grass was bare and wet where they had been....Being me I never got round to getting the nematodes and I have to say the grass has grown back completely. I just gave it a couple of liquid feeds back in the spring, early summer. So whilst I am sure the nematodes will eradicate the problem and I don't know what is in store this winter/spring, the grass can recover...I say grass as I could never call mine a lawn! i

Hi, I want to grow some veg, I have a small list & need advise on when to plant

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:43

Agree with all of the above, the Garden Centres have potatoes you can grow for Xmas atm, I would assume they need some protection from frost though.. You can overwinter Chiilies too if you have a greenhouse. Good luck

A garden is the best medicine

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:29

Glad to see you back Frank and well on the road to recovery. Your garden will aid your recovery and how lovely that your family have kept it all going whilst you were away. Onwards and upwards as they say. I am more of a lurker these days, but t'other Nickie has kept me posted!

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:22

I inherited a monster! No neighbours  to worry about, but seems to me these plants should carry a Government Health Warning!!  I cut it all back and have used weed killer (something I don't do lightly!) It took several applications as the regrowth appeared, but I am almost there. If the roots do appear  under the fence of your property, dig them out asap. Cut back anything above ground that comes over your side.... Why can't all neighbours be nice? Good luck to you.

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