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Overwintering Cannas

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:32

Carol Klein covered overwintering of Cannas & Dahlias on GW last Friday. Very helpful advice as always

Overwintering Cannas

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:31

Here we go again

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 21:42
Thank you very much Jim. I shall hold back from any drastic action and possibly be out with a feather duster in spring!

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 17:14

Ha ha good question...!

 I misread something posted by someone else and thought that an apple tree might help with pollination.

To be honest I am puzzled as to why it is not fruiting when the plum tree 6 feet away is yet again laden and  wonder whether the tree needs more space. It is surrounded gooseberry bushes.

i think I am clutching at straws 

It has also been suggested that another Mirabelle tree would encourage pollination and fruit setting

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 11:33

I shall try a two pronged approach:

Move the tree in the autumn to be closer to my apple trees.

Feed with potash autumn and spring.

Then wait and see if next year brings lovely fruity results - quite a lot of gardening is waiting and hoping!

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:47

Perhaps it is a pollination issue although we do have bees in the garden, quite a lot as it is a very wildlife friendly area.....chemicals almost entirely banned!

I think I shall try moving it and possibly siting it close to two old apple trees which still produce fruit.

Many thanks for all you suggestions, thoughts etc.

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 08:19

Another year and still no fruit

No roots around the grafting point either.

I may think about moving it. Though it is in good soil it may be competing with other things - gooseberries & strawberries.

It has leaves, had blossom, no frost - all very puzzling as the plum tree a few feet away is yet again laden.

I guess that's gardening for you 

Sweet pepper seed germination - epic failure!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 12:52

Yes thanks BobTheGardener. That is exactly what I am now doing. Poor shivering things!

Sweet pepper seed germination - epic failure!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 09:43

Very helpful reading this. Waiting for my long sweet red peppers to germinate. I think it has just been too cold in the greenhouse overnight. I don't have a heated propagator. I shall be patient and hope for the best. French beans have now been re sown twice.....too wet and cold. Following advice I shall now hold back with the water. Let's hope I have not drowned the poor old peppers.

Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 16:10

Many thanks for this helpful image. I shall have a look and what's what with my Mirabelle. If necessary then the secateurs it will be

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Honeysuckle leaves brown &shrivelled

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Mirabelle de Nancy plum

Why no fruit 
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Reviving Cannas

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