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Depressed apple tree owner - needs help...

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 21:00

Join the club!

Chicken Compost/Manure & Wrigglers

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 20:59

The wrigglers are gnat larvae.  Is your water butt closely covered at all times?  It should be!

Chilli plants - keep or chuck and start again next year?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 18:33

Start them off much earlier than you would tomatoes.

Brambles and weeds

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 18:30

Roundup will only be effective on growing greenery, so not at this time of year.  In what state are the tree stumps, and what size?  And what kind of tree?

If they are small digging out is the most effective remedy.  Or at the very least dig around the base of the tree and sever the main roots.  If they are very large get someone in with a stump-grinder. If you saw down a small tree, leave a good length of trunk so you can use it as a lever to break off the roots as you dig around. It will make the job much easier.

If you dig out the brambles - by far the best method - you will not get rid of them in one season. A hoe will be totally useless. You need a strong fork. They will spring again if you leave the largest roots.  The growth will be weak, but you must get rid of everything before you put down the weed-supressing fabric or you will get in an awful mess.  It is not the panacea you might imagine.

Chilli plants - keep or chuck and start again next year?

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 14:21

There are some varieties that are specifically suitable for taking through the Winter, but most should be chucked.

conference pear

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 12:16

Your problem will be solved when it loses its leaves this Autumn and you get a new lot next Spring.  If they are wierd in the Spring then a diagnosis can be made.


Posted: 30/09/2012 at 12:14

You don't give any details, but strawberries are full hardy so it is usual to leave them in the ground, where they are to grow next year.

Saving tom seeds...

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 00:42

If you look on the Real Seeds site it tells you precisely how to gather them.  I have done it.  I think the toms have to be ripe.  Green toms will ripen if you give them enough time.

Talkback: How to plant ornamental kale

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 09:42

I just wrote 'Spamming on the site' after clicking the 'Report to Moderator' button on a Forum, and Lo! the spams are gone.  Just like that!

apple tree

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 09:36

I might be inclined to remove the blossom - carefully.  It is, I think an apple that tends to get into biennial fruiting.  

The blossom for next year will already be in the buds, so keep your fingers crossed.

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