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Wisteria climbing inside!

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 10:51

Cut it right back or it will attck you in your sleep!  Quite thuggish these so you are unlikely to kill it.

Flowering out of season

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 12:54

Magnolia and apple blossom!

Show us your heaps!

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 16:22

well thats neater than mine - I better go and have another tidy up!

Planting out lavender

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:07

I agree with leaving them until spring.  They dont like wet feet so they will be easier to nurture over winter in pots with good drainage.

Can a fir tree recover?

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 12:02

I have this problem with a section of hedge at the rear of the garden.  After cutting everything back (reduced the hedge height by a third) the light levels improved and there is some new growth appearing in sections.  Unfortunately if the tree has totally gone then there is nothing much you can do.  I have pulled some of the new growth across the bare patches and also letting some wild hazel, Ivy and other bits and pieces grow up also rather than pulling stumps etc.

Walnut Harvest

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 11:56

The nuts are on the verge of readiness and I still have a healthy crop so far despite the best efforts of the grey rodents with bushy tails.....

Lat year wasnt so good as the trees need a warm summer but this year its bountiful.  I pickled some earlier just in case but with a bit of luck there will be some fully ripe specimens for later.

Who else has walnuts and what stage are they?  I'm in Wiltshire so we'll have more rain and wind soon to knock em all off the tree. Anyone else have a walnut crop on the way?

Gardening Apps

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 20:30
I thnk the add ons are only for more fruit beg and herbs at this stage but I'm sure they will add more in time. 1.99 each for additional bundle.

Gardening Apps

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 20:18
I'm trying the RHS one at present. The basic version is free and you can buy add ons. Just search Royal etc etc on the App Store .

Apricot tree ( smallish)

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 17:46

I bought a cherry tree a couple of years ago.  This year I got greengages from it!  well it looked like a cherry at the time.......

Rose bed ideas

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 17:43

I'm doing a similar thing and will use a mix of lavender and box for the headging.  Going to try my own box cuttings from existing plants to save cash (and get plenty of them.  What roses did you choose - I havent ordered any yet so may have to wait until next year and get the hedging going in thee meantime!

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Walnut Harvest

who's got walnuts? 
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Show us your heaps!

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ID help please? 
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Which one? 
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trying to ID! 
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