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Sad apple tree

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 16:39

Almost snap dave

Sad apple tree

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 16:34

Oooooo.  Whether its a spur bearer or tip bearer is irrelevant at this stage.  Also I would have tackled this in September but now is fine. 

I would hit it hard.....remove all dead and diseased branches to go with the cliches.  Select then the best well spaced branches and shorten them.  Cut back all whispy stems completely.  Shorten others to just a few buds on those main branches. Remove ingrowing stems completely.  

Next August remove all water shoots...there will be lots...and spur other stems from the main branches.  August because possibly you may have some fruit in 2017.  Aim for a vase shape, if you can.

How to make Viburum "Eve Price" flower

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 15:29

No, use powdered/granular potash Tom.  Liquid is not enough 

December sprouting?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:41

Ewe must be joking Hosta 

Why doesn't my skimmia have any berries?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:32

Ah!  Nandina prob waiting for it to turn cold before it itself turns red, orange, etc  

check out arrhenatherum bulbosum for contrast.  A bright white grass that will lift any area,,esp if shady, in winter

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:16

....but never let soil dry out too much.  Re watering will cause carrots to split. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:14

Not yet KEF but could be any day now.  First I thought I was just fat but doc said no 

Why doesn't my skimmia have any berries?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:08

Hey, autumnglory, give it a chance. skimmias take their time, in my experience, both to settle in and to flower.  Besides, those "little buds" still have time yet. 

Even self fertile plants benefit from another male planted nearby. got room for another male?  Lots of new varieties now 

December sprouting?

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:04

So you should...you have been warned Fairy 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 12:00

You will be ok Hosta.  You gotta be we need you here 

last time I saw the doc I asked him if he was ok.....corny but true.  Couldn't wait to leave .   And when was the last time any of you saw a hand wash facility at doc's?  Wanna catch a bug?  Go to your local surgery. 

Windy but warm and sun is out.   Planted out a couple of large ...named..lupins.  Much lighter too this morning for some reason. 

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THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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