- specialist in all types of carnivorous plants, especially UK hardy ones.
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25 Apr 2017 13:33
they have got burned by leaving water on the leaves in bright sunlight (or just really bright sunlight on its own), they'll be fine, but try and water the compost and not the plants as wet plants can get fungal problems
25 Apr 2017 13:04
top growth isn't important when re potting, its the roots that tell you when you need to repot
21 Apr 2017 10:35
if you get roundup on the box it will kill it, how about lifting the primroses and cover the area with a couple of layers of cardboard this will suppress the weeds, then put new topsoil/compost on the top and you can plant straight into it. plus it will help with the soil structure.
21 Apr 2017 09:12
the stake should also be no more than 1/3 the way up the trunk, the more flexing the tree does in the wind the more roots it will put out.
You could always cut the stake off shorter, also you can take the tree spirals off as unless you have a deer or rabbit problem there's no need for them and they give bad critters places to hide.
21 Apr 2017 09:08
just checking its not in a front garden? as it could be another wildlife type known as idiots
21 Apr 2017 09:01
the leaves look like it might be a pear, you'd have to wait for flowers and fruit to be 100% sure, in the meantime fruit trees require pruning which is why its looking bushlike.
21 Apr 2017 08:14
I would plant a seedling individually in a 15cm pot, keep potting on when the roots show out the bottom and plant out in autumn, then be prepared for a long wait, it could be five more years before you get a crop!
19 Apr 2017 15:53
what are you planning to grow in it? if its carnivorous plants then peat only, if anything else a good mix of peat free compost and top soil mix
19 Apr 2017 09:23
what sort of fruit? apple, pear, plum? because only stone fruits will grow well in fans, apples and pears grow well in espaliers.
i'm assuming you mean the main bud at the top of the trunk? if so, the next one down the trunk will take over as the main growing point.
some of the brown buds will grow, and some won't. But you won't know which until later in the year.
19 Apr 2017 09:14
I chuck some pelleted chicken manure underneath about this time of year and let the rain and worms take it into the ground,
I find fish blood and bone makes the local foxes dig in the ground as they think there's something dead for them to eat buried there
12 Apr 2017 13:53
you wont kill it, holly responds well to a hard prune.
10 Apr 2017 13:10
feed them this year, just don't go too heavy handed as i'm assuming you planted them with some multi-purpose compost mixed into the soil so there will be some food in there already
10 Apr 2017 13:08
in a simple answer no, voles are vegetarian, however rats would do that. also if they are in a trough magpies and blackbirds will also eat tadpoles
10 Apr 2017 09:24
cut it back by half, you can plant the cut off bits and they'll grow, get it in a proper pot and let the soil dry out before watering again
10 Apr 2017 09:22
you need to grow celery from seed, it doesn't grow from cuttings
28 Mar 2017 09:02
thicker the better, just make sure the trunks of the trees are not buried too deep
22 Mar 2017 16:49
no brassica's are a one shot thing, most vegetables are, apart from the things like asparagus or artichokes
20 Mar 2017 12:17
t-shirt weather yesterday, they're saying snow tomorrow night, that spring for you!
20 Mar 2017 11:12
until the first true leaves come out it could be a multitude of things
20 Mar 2017 11:11
if anyone is interested i'll be doing four wild food walks at Preston Park in Stockton-On-Tees the weekend of the 22nd/23rd April, one on the morning and one on the afternoon.