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Pistachio plants

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 11:38

It is grown in hot, hot countries with long summers and mild winters-it may tolerate a certain degree of frost- but we do not have the Summer conditions to grow it

As far as I am aware no commercial growers cultivate this here -which tells its own story,

 

Pistachio plants

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 10:48

Here

http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pl_id=3305

or try entering name here

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/

But I am not sure if this is what you are looking for?

If you are looking for a plant to grow pistachio nuts in this country-I don't think that is possible

over wintering a Tree fuchsia Pattie Sue

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 10:28

Cold conservatory is ideal-bring it in -ease of the watering-it will drop its leaves or you can remove them -just don't leave the leaves on the pot surface to rot-it will tick over for the next four months or so then you can start watering again gradually to start it back into growth.

You can also trim it back now as well.

Unidentified autumn flowering deciduous tree

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 10:18

Don't know -but someone will -have taken the liberty of redoing the link so it is "clickable"

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/62676390/Image.jpg

 

Unidentified autumn flowering deciduous tree

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 10:02

Can you upload it to an external site and use that as a link?

Unidentified autumn flowering deciduous tree

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:56

At the risk of sounding boring-a picture paints a thousand words

Any chance?

Fork Handles

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:54

Calling all shipping

I have seen the Top Gear special -it is a very good watch-and the end is amazeballs

I have recorded the Apprentice -have not seen it yet- but now know the result

Jean -nice to see you back-you missed the champers-shame about the leccy

Hello Flo-Jo

blossom

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 09:33

So Spencer -what do you fancy?

raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:08

You don't have to dig up rhubarb-that is all part of the forcing process for earlier sticks-but in the ground it usually fine and you can still force it

Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:04

Deplete the soil and caustic Verdun??-sorry but I have to disagree-I feel you are going to have to justify that statement-this is news to me

Organic based fertilisers do feed the soil, artificial fertiliser do feed the plant but they do not deplete the soil and caustic makes it sound like a bad thing,

All fertilisers contain NPK in different amounts it just depends on what is needed as to what you should use

Growmore or National Growmore as it was originally called is a useful and cheap all round fertiliser developed in the 1940's as part of the Dig For Victory campaign and has by used by millions of gardeners gardeners since then with no ill effects.

Manure/compost etc condition the soil have few nutrients but do encourage worm and mini-organism activity

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