Latest posts by Netherfield

advice on slabs

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 12:00

Nothing to see


cherry tree what sort

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:11

'Cherokee' has been recommended before, sweet,dark and self-fertile.

Have a Google search for 'sweet dark self fertile cherry'

Hose pipes

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 14:43

Do these people sell chocolate teapots as well? 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:32

 Or it could be this,

 Or even these.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:31

 This today. although Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal' is brilliant right now.

Potateo advice

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 13:16

'Sharpes Express' first earlies have done poorly this year,whilst the 'Charlotte' second early have done quite well.

'Kestrel' although classed as second early can be left up to 20 weeks, and if all goes well will produce some really good sized tubers, ideal for jackets, not good for mashing though, they seem to turn to something like wallpaper paste.

Ooh, me plums...

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 08:05

Two wasps nests so far one dealt with one to deal with,both close to the fruit trees,although as you say there doesn't seem to be as many about this year.

Ooh, me plums...

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:02

 Depends on the size of the crop as to if you should remove the ones with the blemish, the tree way well abort some of the fruit anyway, too much fruit can spoil the rest of the crop.

Wasps will be at them as soon as they start to get ripe,so be careful when picking.

Take a look here for advice     or buy 'The Fruit Expert' by Dr Hessayon, less then £10.

You will have to wait for the fruit to try identify what it is.

Unless you have a big ladder the big tree could be reduced a lot in height to make it easier for picking.

I have been watering my Plum Trees every day since the rain stopped.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 12:40







Second Potatoe Crop

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 13:10

No, they won't grow this season.

Both 'Charlotte' and 'Maris Peer' are available from T&M, and others no doubt, for later cropping,'Carlingford' is another variety, usually for xmas potatoes.

Better using certified seed anyway,less chance of virus problems, it's possible to replant in the same place if you feed the soil for the second crop.

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