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still trying with peaches

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:34

Thanks very much Mrs G, I will try that variety - I really miss picking my own peaches.

still trying with peaches

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 10:06

Thanks Mrs G, I thought that would be the case. How big does the Pigmy Bonanza grow? We have a peach tree outside but it has peach leaf curl every year and I think we will give up now with that one. We have an 8 by 10 greenhouse which could possibly house a small tree but does it have to be heated in winter, my greenhouse isn't. We don't have a south facing wall either, just four sides of the garden all exposed to winds straight off the wash. We had a lovely productive peach tree in our walled garden in south east Kent and I think I am unsuccessfully trying to recreate that!

still trying with peaches

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 09:24

Hi I've just seen flattened peaches in our local Norfolk butchers and heard they are productive and easy to grow.,I think they are called Peento. We are on the edge of the climate for peach growing and struggling so does any one know anything about them and if they would work in a wet and windy wash garden.


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:55

Was it Jane fearnley whittingstall (his mum) who said 'the difference between pain and pleasure in the garden is knowledge' -I go through an awful lot of pain!

No such thing as a bargain!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 17:52

I must have been very lucky with the lavender so far, but time will tell. Got some dead looking blackcurrant bushes from the factory shop a few weeks ago for 25p each, they look brilliant now!

No such thing as a bargain!

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 13:54

I read through these posts with interest because I ordered the 48 free T&M lavender plants. The postage was £5.95 but I thought that's not bad for 48 plants even if most don't survive. They arrived last week but I only had time to pot them up today. I kept them well watered and they all seem to be bright bushy little plugs- watch this space! Only problem the variety names label was stuck on the bottom under the plugs so needless to say I didn't see that until I'd taken them all out so don't know what they are. So waiting to see if it was a bargain or not.

is this a goodie or baddie?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:33

is this a goodie or baddie?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:31

I take your point Edd and Supernoodle. Mother nature is so much better at this than we are. I thought about this long into the night, thanks for all the alternative perspectives. I hope the bug will forgive my potentially murderous intentions.

is this a goodie or baddie?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:49

I agree with you, I hate killing anything but I do often wonder if it's far too late to repair the damage we have caused..I apologise for my ponderous mood casting shadows on the proceedings just feeling sorry for the bees.

is this a goodie or baddie?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:33

But does the balance still exist. Can we now stand back and let nature care for it's own after destroying so much of it. Don't we have a responsibility to protect species we have made vulnerable.

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