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Did I do right?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 07:49

Well done Duncan. That's brilliant.  

start-of-a-weekly-blog

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 07:48

Hello mike.

Hey!  No need to apologise.  Your posts are thought provoking and always interesting.  I'm forever putting my foot in it .....on the forum and generally. ,

Keep posting 

Companion flowering plants to plant among heathers

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 00:00

It's what makes for good debate and forums....that we are all different and therefore interesting.  My conifers for example are as good as can be so,that they look good as specimens in the winter without browning or blemish.  Probably I am a little "precious" in this regard but nice clean shapes are an attraction for me in my garden

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 23:44

Oops, missed djjjjuk 's post there saying same thing about Trehanes.  Well, great minds think alike. 

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 23:43

Check out Trehane Bueberry in Dorset.  They supply mature bushes, give good advice and are THE experts.  It's where I bought mine.  Wouldnt really buy from Lidl if you're looking for fruit early Lori

reusing old conifer stumps

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 23:39

Can you cut those conifers to ground level djjjuk?  I would then apply stump killer and plant as said earlier.  I would cover the tops of the stumps with soil ....maybe even a couple of pots to stand on them.

Plants for new border

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 23:34

Looking good there Tracey.  Bet you're chuffed ....always nice to get new planting done.  Getting a black hellebore soon myself.........know I want it but now need to consider ow best to set it off.  White snowdrops inthe foreground seem obvious yet appropriate but between a yellow hellebore and a double white is my chosen site ....I think 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 23:24

Tracey, sorry you are troubled tonight........I'm sure things will work out.  You care and you show you do and that is so important.  You just have to dig in there and be there when your son needs you......as he will 

Oh, talking of choc orange......I had a goodly supply at the foodbank today.  Ok, bit more than my share but I was hungry 

Going for interview, etc tomorrow as a volunteer with local credit union.  Can't do this and foodbank so will know more tomorrow.  

 

Blue berry bushes

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 20:24

With acid compost I trust Anne 

A real treat in the summer aren't they?

Anybody growing any of the hybrid berries?  Worth while?  

Apple tree

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 20:18

Cox is a spur bearer so pruning is pretty easy.

I have rejuvenated a couple of apple trees.  Thing is to reduce or remove the mass of water shoots that come from drastic pruning.  For me it is a common sense attitude...to get the tree you want and not to be overcome with too much theory of what to do and what not to do.

.......mind ??ou my sis in law once accused me of killing her apple tree many years ago but I did point out at the time her tree was already dying.  (never wrong, see! )

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