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30 Aug 2017 18:57
So will I , thanks for that. Val
30 Aug 2017 17:54
I have heard that you should not use rhubarb after July. My rhubarb has decided to grow very well now. Is the reason not to eat after July because of the acid that they produce in the leaves that may go down into the stalks, or because they need the energy for next year to produce more shoots. Thoughts welcome and thank you. Val
20 Jun 2017 19:31
hi all, Tesco were selling some small flat peaches,They didn't look like the fruit on the tree I bought three years ago that was named Peemto peach Saturn. Has anyone bought a peach tree from Pomonafruits.co.uk. Because it was a new variety it was cossetted in my cold greenhouse. Can anyone identify my tree please
08 Jun 2017 13:19
at my age I can believe anything. sad about the time spent though.
06 Jun 2017 18:53
OK guys, you have convinced me, I will nurture it for another season. The only thing worrying me is that the Rose next to it is highly fragrant and they were planted at the same time.
many thanks for your imput. Val x
06 Jun 2017 16:04
it grows like and looks like City of York and it was purchased from the breeder, so yes I think it is.
such a pity.
Pete 8. I Will have a large cognac and give it one last feed.
06 Jun 2017 14:11
Thank you Pete,
maybe someone will see the post and help me out.
06 Jun 2017 14:08
i grow roses for their perfume. I would not buy a rose without it. Please
have you found that roses develop perfume.
06 Jun 2017 14:00
i went to Chelsea flower show and smelled a rose. City of York bred and sold by Peter Beales. It was advertised as very fragrant, and it did smell lovely. I ordered one and is happy in my garden. Unfortunately, there is no smell. Peter Beales tell me that it can take 3 to five years for a rose to establish and increase its perfume. They can smell the perfume on the ones in the nursery, But some can't, maybe it's my nose. I am to keep fingers crossed. Has anyone found their roses without perfume develop in perfume as time goes on. They hope my patience is rewarded.
the question is Should I ditch it
Many thanks for your thoughts.
15 May 2017 11:19
better photo hopefully
15 May 2017 11:12
i have done everything I can to keep this tree well. Can anyone tell me what it has died of(. Apart from digging it up)
the trunk has nodules on it and the wood is soft. It was a ken Muirs minarette apple.
can I plant a pear tree in the hole if I put microzial fungus roUnd the roots. Thank for the expertise guys
07 May 2017 09:55
Thank you Ceres,
its the perennial type. the flowers are smaller than the spring ones. Loads of them and not quite as fragrant, but it flowers for months and is like a small bush. Many thank for the info,, it's my best plant between the tulips and before the big Poppies. I love it.
06 May 2017 15:41
Hello again experts,
i have a wonderful perennial wallflower orange. I have kept this going for 4 years by pilling compost on the centre of the long bare stems, I don't think i will keep it going for much longer. how should I take a cutting, -the big bare stem about 3 ins in c.ompost or the green stems with leaves and flpowers on. when should I take them. Many thank for information.
01 May 2017 13:03
In my bulb catalogue are putting together:-
ivory floradale and pink impression. Late april flowering
negrita And Shirley. April -may
Bulldog. And hamilton. may Fringed tulips
pink diamond and queen of the night. May
claudia. And white triumphator early to mid may flowering . Lily flowered
24 Apr 2017 13:18
Thank guys, wouldn't want to create a danger for them
23 Apr 2017 21:27
What about a grape vine with the roots outside the greenhouse and the vine in. A small peach tree along one side. And then a lettuce patch, they are quite tender leaves in the shade of a vine when it's early in the spring. The list is endless, it depends how much work you want to do. Enjoy.
23 Apr 2017 21:11
i notice in the wildlife section of " The garden" RHS mag that the communal nest boxes for sparrows have a small landing pad near the hole. We have made a semi detached box, should we put a small landing pad under the entrance hole.
Thank very much for replies.
20 Apr 2017 17:07
It's delicious, do you need another to get berries please?
20 Apr 2017 15:30
Many thanks, I will have a look, I need it to be 3ft , evergreen and anything else would be a bonus. But
turquoise berries were startling and lovely in the shady area.
20 Apr 2017 15:12
Pumpernickel. Are you sure you really want it. I grew one in a small greenhouse. It grew very tall and the branches were like honeysuckle twinning everywhere. Issaii variety produced loads of small fruitlet's which dropped off before ripe. Maybe it is not as self fertile as we are told. Dug it up as much as I could and it is still trying to grow back. If I wanted to have one I would put it somewhere warm, grow another variety with it and give it copious amounts of food. Yours sound as though it is too cold.