Latest posts by Verdun

Is this fair?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 21:21

Me no norty.  You norty runny.  You nortier than me.  You are norty to say such wotten things to me.  

Removing Leylandii

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 21:18

Lubega, yes you can overwater them.

never good to water every day.

a thorough drenching at planting then a thick mulch.  If dry you could water in a week again.  

Fruit tree pruning - Spring or Winter, where are we?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 21:10

I see Liri....

it isnt a one tier per year tree but, paradoxically, it will be easier to do.  It does look a little cluttered but no major thick old wood to remove is there?  

I would lower bottom branches towards the bottom wire

remove the next branches to connect another pair of branches to second wire.

Ditto the third tier, viz., nearest to wire.

I imagined a slowly, year on year espalier with some aged wood but this is a typical short cut system......not dismissive of that in any way 

those vigorous branches when lowered.....gradually during the summer.....will want to produce fruit

I am sure you will achieve a fruiting tree In a couple of years

hmmmmmm, did I really say £20 

Last edited: 10 March 2017 21:11:24

Gardener's World is back tonight at 8pm!

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 20:55

Enjoyed Monty and GW.......the grasses, heleniums, climbers all made me lick my lips at the summer to come. 

And not missed much of the rugby either 

2017 in my Bristol Garden.

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:45

Good time to play Arsenal.    To beat them just attack 

I like hyacinths but wonder if they are less scented these days 

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:39

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:32

Who me?  

Fruit tree pruning - Spring or Winter, where are we?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:31

You misconstrue Liri....never get anywhere if you misconstrue! 

I have every confidence in you.  

Saw the clip.....trouble is many clips on you tube are not helpful

you could see some fruit in 3 years depending on how much you have to prune 

Pruning and general advice for Obelisk Pear Trees (columnar/pyramidal)

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:22

bob said it all for me.  

Any drastic pruning is likely to promote growth and change the habit of the  tree.

In similar vein, I grow berberis Helmond Pillar "designed" to be naturally upright and narrow.  the odd wayward shoot is pruned lightly to inward buds ...sufficient to maintain it.  If I pruned it hard it will revert to a completely different shape 

Is this fair?

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 19:16

You a naughty one Runny?  Never 

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