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Growing acers from seed

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 17:57
The seedling should certainly be outside all the time. They should be perfectly hardy, but you may want to nurture them in the polytunnel if the weather is hard in the winter.

Acers are pretty promiscuous so they may not look exactly like their parents. But that is the fun bit of gardening.

Stratification is just to kid the seeds they have gone through a period of winter weather. Were they in the 'fridge? I don't know how long is too long for Acers.


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 12:11
Do not prune the new growth. When the bush is established, only prune out the old branches. They will look old, you'll which they are.

Just make sure the plant never dries out and it is in acid soil.

French Dwarf Beans

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:41
They are not blemishes, they in the nature of the beast; quite natural. Some beans grow purple and cook green.

what to grow on a south facing wall

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:39
I would second figs, and also Cape gooseberries. You do not seem to have made up your mind whether you want permanent planting or annual. Melons are easier to manage on the flat rather than up the wall.

tomato stopping

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 00:34
I usually stop them when I think that any tomatoes that form won't make it before the cold weather. I stop them when they reach the roof; take the flowers off at the beginning of August and remove any tiny tomatoes at the beginning of September.

I do not rate green tomato chutney more than 2/10 so I don't want loads of green tomatoes.

French Dwarf Beans

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 19:45
They usually disappear when you cook the beans. Don't delay picking them or they will be stringy.

Black spot

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 12:15
Monty Don had a piece about black spot last night on Gardeners' World.

It is a result of our clean air - no sulphur now.

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:06
What does? It's false economy to buy anything in a small bottle.

Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 14:04
Cherry blossom is lovely for a very short time. You have to think of the rest of the year.

Cutting down a medium sized sycamore and grinding out the stump

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:46
What an improvement. A dead sycamore is a good sycamore! But there are some lovely trees in the same Acer family.

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