Steve the Gardening Vet

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Plum tree failing to thrive

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 21:10

However, as I stated in my new thread, my plums are so manky this year (bloody plum moth caterpillars!) that it is coming out and I'm going to put in another pear tree.

Experiment aborted!

My manky plums...

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:06

I seem to be (for the second year running) cultivating a grand crop of plum moth caterpillars and am thinking about removing this tree and replacing it with something less hassle. What are the best performing small fruit trees as it is in a place that I need it not to be too large?

I have a pear tree twenty feet away and that is slowly starting to produce more fruit year on year but it is in a position that I can allow it to be fifteen feet high!


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 14:20

I'm lucky that at 46, I have no actual medical issues at all to speak of. I'll be happy to manage a 5k run at the end of it!


Posted: 15/08/2016 at 13:48

Just checking in, I am alive! Been spending time sorting out and ordering a new fishtank and taking up running. I had no idea that within a few weeks of doing this Couch to 5k thing that, this morning, I would have been able to run for twenty minutes! A far cry from my first attempt when I wasn't even able to finish the series of one minute runs with ninety seconds of walking between.

I'm astounded and the people I saw on my cool down walk must have thought me an idiot as I was grinning so much.

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 22:11

What kind of Japanese garden doesn't have acers..?

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 23:21

Oh god, just seen 7k in Fleet with that awful deck, pergola and stone path with no membrane or stabalisation. Hideous!

That fountain at a 'jaunty angle'...

What the hell did they spend thousands on???

Last edited: 07 August 2016 23:21:45

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 21:49

Oh I'm not saying in any way you are wrong Verdun, I just wondered what the budget would be if they factored in the labour costings too. I wonder how many days each garden takes?

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:46

I like the fact that this is much more 'lets do a garden that someone is paying for' but I'll bet the budget doesn't include the costs of the team...

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:37

It was more of a ghee than a gee which is how I'd pronounce it!

Garden Rescue - TV Programme

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 13:08

I'd love to see a revisit show in a year or two to see how things grow in, as well as more shows cos I think they have a good chemistry between Charlie and the two guys.

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Digital Subscription...

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