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How to prune first year new blackcurrent

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 02:22

They fruit on old wood, that's why you don't get fruit on new shoots.

When you do get fruit next year cut out the branch after it has fruited or leave the fruited branches to fruit another year if it is a young bush and you need to build up its shape.  As you seem unsure, I repeat, prune after fruiting or you will cut off the potential fruit.


Posted: 04/09/2012 at 02:10

Are they native primroses or primulas?  Both are hardy in the ground; just different from each other.


Posted: 02/09/2012 at 23:24

Listen for them scratching as they move around in the box.  Watch for them emerging at the appropriate time in the evening. Make sure the box faces the correct way, on the house.

In our house they prefer to roost under the fascia boards and they also go through a small hole in the apex of the gable-end.

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 00:30

Mummy Muddy Paws, the choice is not between 'a couple of wind turbines' or a nuclear power station.  It is tens of thousands of wind turbines or a nuclear power station.  Conventional power stations have to be kept 'spinning' 24/7 for the periods when the wind drops. Periods that often correspond with peak demand, such as very cold times in Winter.

In general wind turbines fail to produce even 20% of their installed capacity. Wind farms are so much more about subsidies for installers than the electricity they produce. 

Become a hedgehog champion!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 00:08

The best thing every gardener can do is stop killing slugs and snails so the poor hedgehogs have something to eat.


Posted: 02/09/2012 at 00:03

Newts spend little time in water, only during the breeding season.  Just move them out of harm's way.  Good suggestions up-thread.  Just put them by a clump of plants, a rockery or old wall.

Unless they are a rare variety they can be found virtually anywhere. 

fruit for pergola

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 15:43

Trained apples.

Getting aerial ivy roots off brick

Posted: 01/09/2012 at 15:41

I understand the best method is to rub the roots off with a lump of brick.  Try a small area first.


Posted: 31/08/2012 at 18:30

Depends on the variety.  Some are multi-head, some single head.

Talkback: Bats

Posted: 31/08/2012 at 01:14

The best way to get a bat out of the room is to open the window wide and turn off the light.

Why would anybody want to attract bats by throwing soil in the air?  Sorry, I just don't get it.

Bat poo in the house is harmless.  As they eat insects it is dry and inoffensive, but make sure your water tank is covered.

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