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Fruit Cage

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:54

Andy.....nothing personal.  Bamboo and landscape fabric get my blood boiling.  respect to anyone in the firing line  Busy has a huge garden and I quite understand her views.  (We have to have some disagreement on the forum albeit good natured) 

you need a metre between fruit bushes at least if you prune them but nearer one and a half I think. I have 2 metres spacing.

how about cordon gooseberries Andy?  you could get in several varieties of high class  fruit?  

I'm sure you can find a spot for your strawberries......rotation is so important for them I think.

 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:43

Morning Marion.  Think of all that EXTRA scent when you do plant out your sweet box into the garden.  

A silent world!   Hmmmmm!  Sometimes having no noise sounds idyllic 

buddleia

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:04

Morning Jonesk

I grow buzz Ivory and Magenta.  Yes exactly the same treatment and timing.  

Buzz needs better soil and good feeding though I find.  

I have to say that buddleias are really tough......it really doesn't matter too much about timing the pruning.  earlier pruning saves time during the hectic spring preparations 

buddleia

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 07:54

How do you rate Harlequin Tetley?  Worth growing for the variegation and does it flower well? 

Fruit Cage

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 07:51

Busy....the question really is about using landscape fabric as a permanent measure where plants are put in through cut outs in the material.  Then the soil suffers.  

what you do is different......if you regularly dig your ground, regularly move the fabric, etc. worms will be there. 

We all do things differently......I guess what works for us is fine. 

Garden programmes on the web

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 07:42

Ooooo,,that all looks interesting kleipieper 

buddleia

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 22:25

You could do it now nig2.  Mine already cut back.  

Fruit Cage

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 22:18

Why remove it?   Getting silly now Busy.  people do not want to lay fabric only to move it for digging over 

We differ but that's fine. I will never use it.  You do.  We are both content with that 

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 22:05

Keep safe Marion 

the most fragrant plants in my garden right now are the sarcoccocas.  The scent is wonderful 

Lawn Edging Options

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 22:00

.....but with an ever decreasing lawn Lou 

mind you, it is a satisfying process.  

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