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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:25


This forum is good for general advice but could I also suggest get some reading matter from the library or buy from charity shop-there are loads of books that will help a beginner like yourself

Also as a novice keep it simple-a lot of gardening is relatively easy and common sense but you need to know what plants will survive a winter and those that don't like frost and what flowers when.

We all started somewhere and there is plenty of help on here-just don't try to do it all at once

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:15


A story about the big pile OH asked about-someone has made a boo-boo


Can you grow Quince as a stepover fruit?

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:11

Alan-take a look at this


Can you grow Quince as a stepover fruit?

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 16:02
Alan4711 wrote (see)

Hi we started an allotment this year complete beginers,does step over mean low growing  as iv not heard it before


Yes Alan-trained horizontally along wires around knee level-doesn't work for all types of fruit or all varieties-it is usually apples.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:57

I am in the naughty corner bjay-but yes it was

Becks-no candles?-put four on it-just for me

Help My Magnolia

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:43

I have just gone out deliberately to look at my magnolia-it looks just like the condition of the second picture-not concerned at all-time of year-relax.

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:38

Becks - a quick trip to the shops might be called for?

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Posted: 01/11/2012 at 15:02

There you are Kate-Chris has invited you to disappear into the garage with OH for sharpening

I trust lottery ticket has been bought?


oriental lilies

Posted: 01/11/2012 at 14:49

Dead head the blooms when faded-pop the plant in the greenhouse.let it die back naturally until the stems are brown, feed and with good fortune-they will bloom year after year


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