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Blueberry - Dead or Alive?

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 10:10

Hi there,

An having a tidy up in the garden.

This blueberbrawls covered in blossom in April - then it went like you see in the picture.

Does this mean it's dead?

Thanks, Mark

 

Cordened Blenheim Orange

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 12:26

Hi there,

This year I cordoned four Blenheim Orange apple trees in our small garden in Brighton. I cemented posts into the ground and have run wires between them so that there are plenty of support options. When planted the trees were 2 years old and of the M9 variety. They are positioned on a sunny south facing wall.

My question is regarding pruning. As you can see from the images, the main stems are tied to thick canes at 45 degrees but there are a lot of woody branches coming off at the sides. Should I be attaching these to the wire support system so that they grow up the wall? Or should I be cutting them right back? Or perhaps both - attaching the branches to the wire support system and cutting back any new growth?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Mark

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Cordoned Blenheim apple trees

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 11:02

Hi guys,

About two months ago I planted five apple trees in our small garden in Brighton.  They're against a South facing wall so get plenty of sun.

Four of the five are growing nicely but one of them has no growth whatsoever and where the branches meet the main stem it's not looking so good - please see attached image.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24658.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

Does anyone know what the problem is and if there is anythig I can do to bring the tree back to health?

Thanks, Mark

Raised beds depth

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 13:58

Thanks for all of your swift responses guys.

The raised bed would be sited on concrete and we were hoping to grow onion crops as illustrated in the mag - leeks, onions, garlic, shallots, spring onions, salad leaves and cos lettuce.

Raised beds depth

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 10:51

Hi there,

I am an amateur gardener with a small courtyard garden here in Brighton.

We have a few flower beds but I'm keen to put in a raised bed so we can grow some vegetables as featured in this months magazine.

Anyway, my question is to do with the dimensions of raised beds on sale at places like Screw Fix. They are 1000 x 1000 x 200mm

Isn't 200mm is little shallow given in real terms the soil will only be 175mm deep?

Thanks,

Mark

 

 

 

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Blueberry - Dead or Alive?

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Cordened Blenheim Orange

Pruning worries for first time cordon effort  
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Cordoned Blenheim apple trees

Four trees growing nicely, one no growth whatsoever 
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Raised beds depth

Amateur gardener wonders if raised beds are deep enough 
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