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My Runner Beans Keep Dying HELP !!

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 09:37
I too struggle with beans and this year the dratted black fly have just covered them. It is very disheartening ????

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:55
JM is peat based I'm afraid. I try to mix non peat with peat to reduce but have not yet gone fully non P.

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:40
Jack's Magic apparently made by Westland. Fine, crumbly and everything grows well. This year however following GW mag trial I am going to use grow bags and see if I get the same results.

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 

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Why no fruit 
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Reviving Cannas

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