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Apple tree against a wall

Posted: Yesterday at 21:02

Cheers Lisa and Verdun.  Seems like a plan then.  Think I roughly understand, Verdun.  Can anyone recommend a guide - a book or online?

Apple tree against a wall

Posted: Yesterday at 19:34

...grow my currently potted apple tree against a wall?

It's a falstaff, m26 rootstock, planted winter before last, not yet been allowed to fruit.  Looks like I could manage to get it "flat" without removing too many branches  Any reason why not to try to espalier it?



Posted: Yesterday at 19:26

For aphid squishing I'd even stretch to a choccie biccie!  


Posted: Yesterday at 12:29

Talking of pests and beer, (?!), are snails rather partial to kniphofia? my new plants didn't appear to be coming up and on closer look I think they are but someone if munching them back down.  Snails/slugs perhaps?  Other plants nearby seem ok.


Posted: Yesterday at 12:26

Does beer breath help....?.


Posted: Yesterday at 11:12

Cheers Dove.  Just bought a fungus spray (one that doesn't kill bugs) so will give a skirt of that too.  It's only on that rose bush so far so fingers crossed caught it before it spreads.

Montery Cypress Goldcrest

Posted: Yesterday at 09:25

Wow, they look great!  I don't know anything about them so will leave to others (hence consider this another bump!) but I believe "full sun" in general requests 6+ hours of sunshine a day.  Can I suggest an afternoon off on a sunny with a deck chair and a bottle of pims in order to sun-watch.... 


Posted: Yesterday at 09:14

Hey Michael, feel free to come round mine!

Getting worse.... is this black spot?


What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:44

I remember you mentioning foster children busy bee, and was rather in awe.  I'm run ragged by a single two year old!

i'm an actuary.

Where are YOU?

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 06:56

Another East Anglian!  Like Dove, close to Norwich ( but the other side)

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Apple tree against a wall

Any reason I can't.... 
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Advice for choosing climbers 
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If not on a wall? 
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Plant ID please

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Raised beds

Materials/ manufacturers 
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Feeding routine

When and what to mulch and feed 
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Hot composters

Any good? 
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Rainwater versus tap

Does standing tap water get closer to rainwater? 
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How late in autumn? 
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How did I kill my Calluna?

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Spanish or English? 
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Tomatoes from seed - potting on

Can I got straight to final pot? 
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My crab apple has become an apple....

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