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Those that need hacking back before the season starts are hacked back by me at any time that's convenient during the winter
I'd cut them back completely.
If by inside you mean in the house I would get them outside or they'll be very soft when the cold weather comes and an unheated GH won't be enough protection for them
Glyphosate works via the leaves. It won't work on a stump. You want 'Root-out' or any stump killer.
Good, I'll tell her
My friend Linda (who came to Castor House) would like to come as well if that's OK and if she's free. We were up emptying a moth trap at 7am and she hadn't got her diary
Hi Paul, yes it's deciduous
I cut back a few old stems to ground level now and then. I'm sure it would cope whatever you did. Late winter would be my time, others may do differently.
We'll miss you Panda
Is it still working or has it fermented out?
Thick is a new one on me. ,
Never made pear but have waited up to 18 months for a wine to clear (sugarbeet) You can get stuff to add to wine to clear it but I never used it