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Tree Planting

Posted: Yesterday at 09:30

Try one of the crab apples, you can either make the fruit into preserves or leave them for the birds.

still trying with peaches

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:42

Good luck 

still trying with peaches

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 11:25

Yep I suspect they wouldn't like the salt air either.  Ours is in a pot and our greenhouse is unheated and is only 4 x 6 I think so you will do fine with one in a large pot inn yours.  We had ripe peaches in the first year when we kept it outside it's just the dreaded peach leaf curl means I keep in inside rather than have the faff of lifting a heavy pot back and forth.  I don't like to use sprays especially on things we're going to eat you see.  Our Bonanza is only a metre tall and came as a standard.

still trying with peaches

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 09:52

Probably not sadly.  I keep mine in the greenhouse all year now to prevent peach leaf curl and we had 16 peaches this year on 'Pigmy Bonanza'.  If you can't keep it inside you'll need to protect it from frost and also from rains which carry the spores for peach leaf curl.  You will have a better chance if it's planted against a South facing wall.

Plants for wildlife

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 18:11

I have echinacea in a pot, the bees like that,, heuchera which the hoverflies like and nepeta.

Newbie help required

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 11:31

I don't know what's wrong with your apple but get rid of the effected bits asap and don't compost them so it can't spread.  At least this will buy you some time until you find out the problem.

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 10:55

Probably it is field maple if it's a more mature tree tbh I don't think it matters, maple, sycamore and acer are all the same family aren't they?  Definitely not fig as the leaves and stems are not fleshy enough.

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 10:50

This is the Acer Campestre in our garden, it has wobbly edges and red leaf stems.

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 10:33

Could be sycamore. they self seed everywhere.  It's not field maple, the leaves are way too big.  I'll go get a pic of mine.

Help with identifying plants in school wildlife garden

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 21:46

Ah but schools will accept whatever freebies you give them.  I planted a fig in the last school I taught at because I had one spare and I thought the birds could eat the fruit. New fig growth is fairly brittle, can you snap a bit off easily?  Maples tend to be more flexible.  Fig leaves are also much thicker and fleshier than maple.

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