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cordon trees

Posted: Today at 08:48

Hi all, I mentioned in allotment thread, i want to grow lots of fruit, I do have a cordon red gala apple oin apot at home( though hasn't flowered this year, did last though mini apples dropped, wasn't worried as it's first year, surprised no blossom, what have I done wrong? ) thinking of getting more, should we go for cordons, to either put in ground or in pots, or dwarf and try stepovers/ espaliers? would like apples, pears, cherries and plums,oh dear I really am so clueless all advice very much appreciated

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: Today at 08:45

hi all I'm thinking to sow some biennials over the next few weeks, hoping for foxgloves sweet williams and wallflowers, if anyone has any pinky purple sw's , or wallflowers, or any foxgloves i'd love them before i go shoppiong for them ( had terrible luck with foxgloves this year, 2 that lokked healthy suddenly went rotten in middle and died, 2 that were almost 3foot tall and in bud got snapped off at the base by builders dropping rubbish on them (GRRRRR) and 5 plugs bought from plant sale seem to have been eaten by slugs/snails so planning to sow loads!! kassi yours are in envelope will post today or tomorrow, everyone has stopped being sick now!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 12:21

thanks gg, filled in form and phoned to ensure it had been received..that was 2 weeks ago, we haven't been asked to pay yet, just want to get started!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 10:07

meant to add would the mini 'patio' trees i keep seeing advertised be any good on allotment, couould i put them in open ground?or best to keep in pots? could i espalier trees this small or are they meant to be just 1 stem?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 10:06

inspiring pics, we've still not got details to pay or keys...getting v impatient!

baby spiders?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:58

thanks all, no I won't harm them, just wish they'd eat the slugs and snails...

baby spiders?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:25

when I went out earlier I saw what looked liked a cluster of light brownish orangey seeds in a cobweb, when i poked at the cluster loads of what looked like baby spiders tumbled out... they were on a hardy geranium which is by lots of pots with all ,my plants waititng to be planted, are they harmless or do I need to act? only real damage I've seen in from snails on lots of young plants and something is having a good eat of potted raspberry

Geraniums from Thompson &Morgan

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:13

Hi Richard thankyou for replying, I will call, I know only postage was paid but from T&M did expect better, though tomorrow will have 5 year old off school sick, builders (hopefully) finishing roof and tumble dryer repairmen coming so may well be in a couple of days

Do need to feed a flowering Peony

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:05

Hi Jess there are mauny more experienced than me but I feed mine with general feed when they start to grow then tomato feed when I see buds

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 08:31

great zenjeff thanks v much

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