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Latest posts by nightgarden

new fruit trees

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 12:11

My new apple trees that have been grown in large pots have buds on - when I plant them out should I prune them at all?

New apple trees

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 16:55

I've just been given 2 apple trees,

I already have a very small apple tree and 1 pear tree but both showed signs of disease last year that I wasn't able to identify.

I'm worried about planting the new trees near to the old ones, would it be better to remove them and start fresh or should I plant the new ones in another part of the garden?

conifer bushes

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 14:14

My garden has 2 conifers that have been pruned into ball shapes. They are roughly 6 ft tall and about 5ft diameter.

I don't really like them much- does anyone have any ideas about what can I do with them? Short of digging them out that is.

 

Enormous Gooseberry Brush

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:14

hello keepitlive

Thank you so much for your help - I think you are right, moving 14 bushes would be an enormous task for very little reward!  

So I think I'll leave them where they are, prune them back now and try taking cuttings later.

 

 

Enormous Gooseberry Brush

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 20:52

On a similar fruit bush theme - I too inherited hugely overgrown fruit bushes so the advice here is great - but mine are scattered all over the garden so would it be best to cut down and move them now or cut down and move in the autumn?

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:12

I can't believe what is being suggested on here - boiling water ... fire ... poison? What's wrong with you all? Ants will do you no harm. If you want them to move you could just disturb the nest a little and they will upsticks and move on - leave a trail of something sweet at the same time to an area you don't mind them being.

If that doesn't work whhy not ask for advice on the RSPB website or similar? No need to kill them.

Should I plant my celery out yet

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 09:20

I would wait a while and make sure the plants are really well hardened off before planting out - then keep fleece handy for any late frosts.

New Blog

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 20:48

thanks I'll take a look

New Blog

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 17:58

Hi Marshmellow - your blog is really lovely, I've been thinking about blogging for absolutely ages but don't know how to get started. Can you offer any advice about setting it up please?

fruit bushes

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:18

Thanks for the help - when the snow has gone I'll get pruning.

 

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