nin


Latest posts by nin

1 to 10 of 156

moving fruit bushes

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 17:37

raisingirl and topbird many thanks for the kind words and advise.


Seed and plant swaps would be good , I must admit I got totally carried away with layering fruit bushes a few years ago it is just so easy, I was begging people to take my babies.


Yes it is hugely exciting , we are very lucky to be able to afford to do this. 

moving fruit bushes

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 12:20

Thanks for all the help,


I might try everything, plants will have to sit in pots here for 6-12 weeks whilst building is going on and house is being sold .


So will have time to see if stock plants make it before we "run for the hills/flats". If I prune the stock plants back before moving them I can use these prunings for cuttings and also try to box up the stock plants. What evers good once the house is sold can come with us the rest will have to go to the dump.


We are looking at buying a place with around 5 acres and building a large veg garden, orchard  and separate soft fruit garden and  keeping a few productive animals.  


Its going to cost a lot to do this project  right,  I want to save money where I can and plants is one area I can save a fortune with cuttings etc. I was originally thinking take the plants from here and use as stock plants, not sure why I had not thought to take some cuttings here first. 

Climbing French Beans .

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 10:02

I normally grow runners and climbing french beans; I like colour so always grow some red and some white flowered runners;  some purple, some yellow and some green fruiting climbing beans. I find the yellow varieties of climbing beans always out perform the purple and green.

moving fruit bushes

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 09:57

Thanks victoria sponge that gives me hope.

moving fruit bushes

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 09:51

Thanks raisingirl, cutting off the growth will feel like staking myself in the heart all just beginning to show first signs of fruit.


This is so hard but to know my fruit will be flattened to a patio and my lovely hardy perennials covered by a plastic lawn brings out the mother hen in me. So I am digging up all and taking with me.


Whilst the building is going on everything will be stored in the veg patch in pots.  I will still grow a couple of veg beds salad and beans, it will give me somewhere to be (hide) whilst I am staying with family.

moving fruit bushes

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 09:34

Bushes are all no more than 4 years old most much younger many I grew from layers and only went in  last year, last summer was to ill to take any cuttings or layers first time since started the bed.

moving fruit bushes

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 09:26

I have a fruit garden with currents gooseberries and raspberries and need to move the plants into large pots (polystyrene boxes with holes punched).


I know its not ideal to move fruit. but would love some advice on moving the plants at this time of year. If they are not moved they will be skipped and I do not want that.


Background as to why now as opposed to later, I was planning on moving to East anglia preferably or A. N other rural area in around 2 years.


Recently my house has started to have a few floors and ceilings cave in; it sounds worse than it is. We need to move out to have the house gutted and re fitted. We also do not fit in my home town any more as it is becoming so much a suburb of london. We have decided its best to have the work done on the house and sell. take our money and run for the hills.


The area we live in is met line commuter belt; next to nobody gardens, many have plastic lawns. We have decided to get the best value for the house we need a large patio area so dig up the fruit beds.


Any advice would be gratefully received.

Spraying weeds growing in neighbours garden

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 13:42

Things are not good with the new neighbours , they annoy me and although i try hard to say politely when they disturb me they take offense.so after the second occasion I do not bother.


I just get daggers off  him and she gives me that I am smiling at you because you intimidate me look . Just going to say sod it and use up last of spray on weeds , but not buying any more. Will have to send them a letter if they continue to ignore the weeds. 


I am not good with people , I do not go out , it takes me days to get up the nerve to post on here as it scares me what people might say, so i find it hard to talk to neighbours.


My neighbours seem to be of the type we own this house we will do as we like and consider nobody else and how our plans effect them, which to an extent is right but in a way thoughtless, blocking my sunlight with construction, builders early and DIY late without a sorry about the disturbance. Kids screaming down the garden etc.


They have also snapped at my son because once he had his stereo only a little loud in the evening, he just went mad in response about the building work banging as he had been working late night shifts.

Invasive Plant taking over bed (and lawn)

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:05

I dont know what it is but I have japanese knot weed and it is not Knot weed.  


Almost a tongue twister

How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:03

I do a bad  impression of the sugar plum fairy !


I am not skinny,  I have no coordination, and i ballance and step and it often feels like I am trying to do ballet.


I want really deep borders so i can have a hidden path through the back  

1 to 10 of 156

Discussions started by nin

moving fruit bushes

need to do this now and cannot wait 
Replies: 12    Views: 274
Last Post: 18/04/2017 at 23:01

Spraying weeds growing in neighbours garden

Is it ok to spray weeds rooted in neighbours garden. 
Replies: 6    Views: 658
Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 13:56

weed large leaves 18 inches ish and tiny blue flowers

also very itchy 
Replies: 8    Views: 1434
Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 11:28

annual pick me up and inspiration removed from u tube

Fork to fork 
Replies: 7    Views: 638
Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 20:48

new neighbours, thoughtless people, no more sun in the sunny bed

its glow in the dark orange and its now the backdrop to my garden 
Replies: 38    Views: 3110
Last Post: 08/04/2016 at 18:24

Butternut squash- but no sign of fruit

Replies: 14    Views: 1389
Last Post: 23/10/2015 at 23:52

white bits in very very well rotted horse manure

good or bad ? 
Replies: 8    Views: 1234
Last Post: 03/03/2015 at 20:07

Poo, top soil and compost.

so hard to get and so expensive help 
Replies: 8    Views: 1269
Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 16:59

just had 80 large plugs arrive how long will they hold for

before planting 
Replies: 8    Views: 996
Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 13:20

current tomatoes

Grew these last year, every body who tried them wants plants 
Replies: 7    Views: 1308
Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 13:30

My moto is recycle my garden & pocket likes it

But what to do with my trees that are coming down soon 
Replies: 8    Views: 904
Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 12:04

Partial shade - what is this ?

perenial border  
Replies: 8    Views: 1489
Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 18:37

Slug and Snail slime

whats the best way to get it off your hands? 
Replies: 23    Views: 1616
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 00:21

whats the difference between loganberry and tayberry.

I have both and only one is fruiting 
Replies: 10    Views: 9062
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 16:32

Mini Munch Tomatoes

Has anybody grown this mini tomato plant 
Replies: 1    Views: 862
Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 19:14
1 to 15 of 30 threads