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Walnut Tree

Posted: 05/09/2013 at 11:30

I have the same on my tree and tend to just leave it.  Hasnt seemed to do any harm.

Show us your heaps!

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 11:01

yes I'm lucky with the space.  Previously it was just a kind of dumping ground behind a hedge.  it doesnt matter how much space you have, its the process that counts.  before I did this I made do with the black bin and bits and pieces all over the place.

on the doors, they were aroiginally put to one side to re-use in our exstension but I forgot about them and left them outside in the weather until they were past the point of no return!

Show us your heaps!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 16:22

So after a major tidy up I'm quite proud of my new organised system.  Previously a pile of I dont know what, now reasonably sorted with different bays plus the black bin.  I've named it "Mini Monty" after Monty's piece a few weeks ago which inspired me to get off my butt.  Speaking of which,  next project is a new water butt system.....

Before:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30459.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 After:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30460.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 16:17

Apple blossom in fall while the others are ripening.  Must be a late starter....

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/30458.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

A few weeks ago it would have been the Magnolia flowering for the second time.

Close runner up is the walnut tree.  Still plenty of nuts despite the grey vermin.

mulching-machine

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 20:32

Thanks Smokin - very helpful.  Definitely getting petrol and the largest capacity I can afford.  Its amazing how much needs to be disposed of!

mulching-machine

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 16:00

Ok, thanks all.  The petrol models able to take up to 50mm are a little out of my much right now I discovered.  Searching second hand now so will let you know how I get on.

strange-fruit-thing

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 14:18

Thanks Berghill.  I suspected that it may be a quince but I've never seen any that small before!  Quite cute though.  Will clear around it and see If I can get it more light.....

strange-fruit-thing

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 14:11

Currently in the process of getting the hedges in order and in a shady (ish) spot below the mock orange I found this fruit thing growing on a fairly leggy plant.  Theres a few of them there and it the first time they have appeared.  I have no idea what it is - does anybody?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29380.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

mulching-machine

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 14:03

My "stock pile" for composting is getting out of hand!  I intend to buy a garden mulcher but perhaps hire one first to get an idea of how much it can handle.  Has anyone bought one?  If so what experiences do you have? Petrol or electric?  The one I need will have to be able to take branches from various fruit trees, conifer hedges etc in addition to the usual soft stuff that piles up.  I'm gearing up for more homemade compost but thats a story for another thread..........

-figs-on-young-plant

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 13:55

when you say starting to grow do you mean they look like a fruit or are they quite tiny?  I would suggest removing anything bigger than pea size.  This will leave the smaller embryonic fruit to ripen during next summer.  Figs usually have two crops coming at once when they are established.  The current crop which you will pick when ripe and the next crop to come.  Our weather doesnt allow them to ripen f(the second crop) fully outside in the way that they do in their native environment so you will always end up with fruit that wont fully ripen later in the season (hence removing it).

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Discussions started by MRweeds

Walnut Harvest

who's got walnuts? 
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Last Post: 21/09/2013 at 19:25

Show us your heaps!

(Compost that is) 
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Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 16:22

strange-fruit-thing

ID help please? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2013 at 16:46

mulching-machine

Which one? 
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Last Post: 21/08/2013 at 23:27

strange-looking-plant

trying to ID! 
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Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 12:15
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