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Latest posts by steephill

cherry tree problem

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 16:17

Cherry run off is the name of your problem - http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/Profile.aspx?pid=580 should tell you more.

Fig Tree

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 22:04

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=106 has advice on cropping. Basically you need to remove any overwintering fruit and just leave this year's fruits. 

Azaleas ? I'm intrested in what others think on this one !

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 15:45

It all depends on your water - is it hard or soft? If it is hard then rainwater is better. However tap water is better than no water.

Japanese Acer disposal

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 11:02

I was just admiring the acers at RHS Wisley yesterday and thinking how good they would look in my garden. As you say though I have seen the prices for mature specimens and that isn't going to happen any time soon.

Try local garden centres, they will have the expertise and equipment. Or maybe Freecycle. Now is probably the worst time to move them, delaying until leaf fall would be so much better if at all possible.

dead strawberry plant

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 23:23

Check for vine weevil, take the plant out of the pot and look for white grubs in the roots.

Hand Tamper or Plate Vibrator?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:25

I don't think those are meant to be laid on the ground. They should be mounted on a frame. Check out the ready made frames on their website.

What's this tree?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:12

English elm? Bark is wrong for hazel which is usually smooth.

 

phantom gardener

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 23:20

Well I never though about getting a Chinese quince (Chaenomoles cathayensis) but it arrived anyway! Much taller than the more common Chaenomeles japonica.  Lethal thorns on it so I need to tie it back from the path or it will do major damage to any passing human. The fruit makes lovely quince type jelly and cheese though .

Rooster potatoes & cylindrical onions

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 23:14

Maincrop take 3-4 months from planting before harvest so you have a few weeks to go yet.

cox pipin

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 00:11

Poor choice for a restricted growth environment, it really needs plenty of room. And as Welshonion says not the best variety for pest and disease resistance. Even though I love the taste it would be far better to choose a more effective modern variety for your situation - Sunset on M27 rootstock would be my recommendation.

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Beating the weeds by eating them 
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