Singing Gardener

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WIN or not as the case may be

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 18:09

I've never experienced this but just had a play and if I do put in a number as part of either field then both fields give the error message. Then if I delete the number it still complains whatever I do. I can get rid of it by doing a refresh though so it might be worth trying that?


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 12:45

Exactly - if you pruned everything back over the winter then any summer fruiting ones shouldn't have fruited this year. But you said you pruned them in early autumn so perhaps they grew some canes before winter set in which would then count as 2nd year canes?

I only have autumn fruiting varieties but I let half of them "double crop" which means that I don't cut them down over the winter so they fruit in July on the old canes and then in autumn on the new canes. The half that I did cut down have been fruiting for a few weeks now but certainly not as early as June so I'm a bit at a loss about that, I'm afraid!


Posted: 09/09/2016 at 12:24

If they've produced fruit on this year's growth then they must be autumn fruiting varieties. Summer fruiting varieties produce fruit on last year's canes but not on this year's canes. Autumn fruiting varieties will fruit on last years canes if left unpruned and will also fruit on this year's canes.

If you left some canes unpruned (or pruned the ones you thought were summer ones early enough that they produced more canes last year?) and they were fruiting on these second year canes then they could be either summer or autumn fruiting.

Which is your favourite month in your garden?

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 11:41

March for me as well. The garden looks neat and ready for action so every year optimism triumphs over experience and I confidently expect that the garden will be exactly as I want it in the months ahead!

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 08/09/2016 at 10:15

I've just google Blue Diamond garden centres to find the one in Essex and discovered that the independent garden centre I enthused about earlier in the thread was taken over by Blue Diamond in May! I haven't noticed any major changes yet but will be interested to see what develops.

What's happening to my cyclamen?

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 10:56

I've had this cyclamen for about 15 years and this is how it always looks at this time of year. I'm reasonably confident it will be back in flower for Christmas (although each year I look at it at this stage and think that it must be dead!)

Moisture metre

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 10:28

I also find a moisture meter really useful for my houseplants. Many of them are large and in deep pots so my finger isn't long enough to test whats going on. I am a bit geeky about these things though!

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 17:48

Agree entirely! The garden centre half a mile away from us became a Wyevale a couple of years back and now the range is pitiful (and expensive) so I have to drive 6 miles to a lovely independent garden centre which has a much better choice and at a fraction of the price.

Yellow Gardeners Delight

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 16:18

My Gardeners' Delight seeds from D T Brown turned out as expected!

Poor fruit tree crop

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 10:29

I'm in Essex on clay and have had much the same problem. No pears, very few apples and plums. Lots of soft fruit though. I didn't have blossom either so it's not because of anything eating buds or things not getting pollinated. I did wonder whether after the very mild winter the trees just never worked out when spring had arrived so didn't form blossom.

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