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My crab apple has become an apple....

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 13:20

My crab apple golden hornet has some apple branches.  I presume they are from the rootstock - does anyone know what tends to be used for crab apples? (Was planted by previous house owner so don't know any details.)

I don't mind whether the tree is an apple or crab apple, except that I want it to pollinate a recently purchased apple group (group 3).

What are people's thoughts on whether should let it do it's thing, or cut out the branches to keep it as a crab apple?

If I do remove the branches - which I'm tempted to in case the apples are another pollination group - I assume it's best to wait til spring?

iPad help

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 07:16
Oh, not many! Just happy and sad!

iPad help

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 07:15
When I type in faces using keyboard colon etc, it doesn't turn into a little yellow face until I submit. So I've stuck to the smile only in case the others don't work. I hope you don't mind if I use this thread as a test to see what faces work....



Filling a raised bed

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 22:06
My soil is clay but top bits are good so I'll just have to be selective from the dug out mound. Plus I'll add a bit of manure and a bit of compost as you suggest - thanks.

Filling a raised bed

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 21:02
Dove, that's soo helpful! Thank you. I understand now that Purchased compost is soil-based - makes sense. I've just bought no 3 for when my apple tree arrives - it's going in a pot. And I been wondering what to fill my raised bed - I've got a load of garden soil from when a retaining wall was put in earlier this year, and a raised bed to fill. I'm relieved that I can use ( the better top bits of) that plus some manure. Much appreciated

Filling a raised bed

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 19:44
Hi all. Can you give me a quick run down of what I use for what? What's compost for? Is it a soil conditioner? And when would I use it instead of manure? And why do you use compost in pots? Or maybe you shouldn't and that's just what the garden centre says. Confused!

iPad help

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 19:41
Nope, i can't do photos on an iPad either. And faces are limited to which I do using usual keyboard colon and bracket etc.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/11/2012 at 12:26

Sun's out and I've got the afternoon off! Yeys!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 21:33
I remember daylight. Just about. Go to work, only just light. Come home in the dark. Roll on March...

Hi Newbie here

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 20:55
Yeah, that's my excuse whenever I buy a plant!

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

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Apricot Tree

What aspect? 
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Is back...  
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