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Pyrus calleryana chanticleer

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:05

It's a bit confused Jim. If you like it I'd give it time to settle. But if you don't, then it's through the shredder

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:02

I have to wait a bit longer than that Verdun.I have done some, when the ground was dry, a few weeks ago.

Frost protection!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 14:11

It won't keep them frost free.  It will be like a cold GH with less light.

What plants do you want to protect?

whats eating my christmas rose leaves??

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 13:54

I usually cut the leaves off mine when the ground has frozen. It's easier to walk on then.

Pyrus calleryana chanticleer

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 12:06

I've got Pyrus communis that I take to be the wild ancestor of cultivated pear. Good blossom, concrete pears and autumn colour as well. Even this year it has some colour while the wild cherries and field maples, usually brilliant, are not this year. Maybe it's not too late but they've been thinned out in the gales and won't be as good as they can be.


Posted: 10/11/2013 at 11:46

That's how we all start Pauline, ask as much as you like.


Leaves as a mulch

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 11:38

This is the natural state for my garden every year. Tiny evergreen ground huggers don't like it. Nothing else has complained.

Plant ID

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:37

It's not himalayan balsam but I don't know other membersof the family well enough to say.

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 09:21

I shouldn't think you've done anything wrong unless you've planted them VERY shallowly. Some of mine are shooting. It's so mild this year that everything is growing.

First frost here this morning but no more frost forecast for the next few days.

They'll sort themselves out. They alwaysdo

Air Layering - Is this progress?

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 19:57

You can never completely seal anything that's out in the rain. I agree with Dave that it's gone mouldy.  Worth experimenting but I'd go with something more reliable

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bee success

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