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Is this fair?

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 20:17

Sssh!  Nobody knows 

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

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 20:14

Most pears are spurs Emma 

you cannot train tip bearers as espaliers or cordons

yes, a bit of research is good but awareness of how your trees fruit, where they fruit on the branches, will tell you what sort of bearers they are.  Important because if you prune tip bearers by regular pruning you will have little or no fruit.

get to know your plants in your own time Emma.  You can gradually identify varieties too by comparing descriptions of apple size, colour, tsste and shape and by when they fruit, viz., late summer early autumn, late autumn.  Sounds complicated but isn't really 

Lupins and Bluebonnets

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 19:01

Amazing pictures Peggy 


Posted: 09/03/2017 at 17:40

Ok .Cloggie, I find all mahonias have soft wood.  Still like it though 

Is this fair?

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 17:14

  What can I say?  

a morish eater so its in my genes!  

I dont often eat chocolate and usually eat healthily.  I yielded to temptation and then had to hide the evidence 

my lunch was mixed salad, raisins, almonds and humous though!  glass of gold top milk of course too! 

Don't be tempted......

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 17:08

Richard.  I have warned of this too.  

Bought it as a wonderful foliage plant but after one summer realised what it does   Yes it spreads everywhere.  many artemisias......Limelight is the worst....euphorbia Griffithi/Dixter are others to be careful about.  Yes, arum too and oxalis triangularis purpureum is another.  Again only planted for one season yet I still now and then still see it growing despite digging it out totally.  

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 17:01

Not much sunshine but very mild.  Misty at times 


Posted: 09/03/2017 at 17:00

Soft Cloggie?  I grow one called Careless, another soft/ non prickly  variety.  

Will seek this one out ...always learning.  Thanks 

Is this fair?

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 16:58

Ha ha ........thanks for joining in the fun guys 

i have replaced it....£3 !  three  quid for a bar of chocolate 

!!Surprise Surprise!!

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 16:55

Knew you would jacqueline   Well done 

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