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Any apples yet?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 19:35

I have a "ballarina" minature apple tree, which was new in Feb 13, it had several tiny apples last summer, but not even flower this year so far.  Alot of the leaves look brown and curly around the edges - when I planted it I fed it with blood and bone meal, and have added more this spring, it also has a very good crop of white fly.  Beign a novice with friut (only previous success has been rhubarb!) what an I doing wrong, or is it just a bad year for apples? and how do I get rid of the whitefly?? I am in West Sussex

compost in dustbins and alpaca poo

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 10:06

I have a very small garden, so no space for a proper compost area.  However I put all my vegetable waste and garden cuttings etc into a plastic dustbin, which goes to the local tip every couple of months.  Is there any way I could make compost from this, and if so, how long will t take to process?


Also, we have alpacas locally, and I have been told their poo is good for the garden.  Is this right, and if so, what plants would benefit from it?

Potatoes falling over

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 19:18

I think I have a similar problem, I have paatoes in pots, with around 2 feet of foliage on.  I wondered I should tie it up, or if it would harm the crop if I cut some of the length off - ie would the energy going into the leaf then be transferred into the growing potato?

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