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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 22:46
Matty2 , how are your greenhouse, coldframe plans going. Is OH still going to make one?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 22:44
Greenhouse sorted (happy smiley). Buying one from eBay. Aluminium frame, sliding door. 6 x2'. Rails fir seed trays but will make shelves. lean to type but back panel included which will need as against bamboo fence. Glazing unsure about , it says 'ultimate glazing system' so whether its glasss , polycabonate not sure. not as perfect as my bespoke design, door seems to be only vent, but very happy.
This year I've worked out how to prune my buddleias. Need em high but not bushy at bottom. Will cut to 1-1.5' below fence height. This will grow 3' above fence, perfect. Keep base / width in check by cutting well back throughout summer ( OH did this so he could move about, I told him off, but it worked well). Does that sound an ok plan?
Night all.


Posted: 09/10/2013 at 20:26
remembered the name , is it high Riggs nursery? I think there is another nearby.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 20:22
Is that one of the smaller varieties dove?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 20:09
Tina bet you find a use for the boxes now... Party bags only have blinkin sweets in em these days!
massive buddleias along my side fence, great sceening but hard work.
Happy news, friend having day off with me in my b'day, not sure she'll enjoy garden visits though, most aee closed by then anyway so perhaps a diff plan?
Eye test today says I need more specs, only use wm when I work but knew they weren't right. But its plant money isn't it! Even 2 pairs fir ??79 at boots, how many plants, greenhouses, bulb planters would that buy?

What should I do with these apple trees and when?

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 19:24

Sorry lusi83 , I think I just hijacked this thread.

What should I do with these apple trees and when?

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 19:23

Thanks WB. DOnt think OH will go for new trees.

What should I do with these apple trees and when?

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 18:21
water shoots - never heard that before but we've definately for them.
And had a very bad hatchet job done a couple of years ago ( no fruit last year as expected). Lots of fruit this year but not on the water shoots as you point out.

so how should I tackle this years pruning or watch over the next lot of professionals please?


Posted: 09/10/2013 at 18:05
Yeah, I've not quite got into online gardening yet, find I need a list rather than bit by bit as I see seems expensive too, albeit better value. Often in stannington but forget about GC , is it the one up the hill where you used to be able to dig up your own Xmas tree? If you recommend ill start going there.


Posted: 09/10/2013 at 17:49
Oh Matty, I do compost apples! Must be 4 times as many in compost heap (as bin fell over, long story). Just can't keep up. Fallen ones now fall on slate and paving so no use to try and salvage. I don't do cooking, so forget about them on the tree but 3x aged parents come and take them, then return them transdformed into pies and crumbles. But just too many to keep up with. My plan would be a bad trim where they don't fruit (harsh?), next plan cut em down n plant pretty trees, acers... Ah I can but dream.

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