Zoomer44


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Re planting fruit tree's...

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 20:38

I planted a plum tree last year on the allotment in what was the right spot, as the original plan was to grow it like a normal tree....I want to move it now to a better spot to grow as a fan, me thinks the branches are in the right places for it to be grown as a fan and can be trained.

The Q is what are the chances of it surviving a move and when would be the best time to dig it up - I was thinking now because this is the time to plant bare roots...    

 

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 19:48

I couldn't drive past Aldi this evening without checking out the fruit tree's  and bought two pear tree's - Santa Maria and Butirra. There weren't many to choose from but one looks like it can be grown as a fan. Hoping to plant them on Saturday if the weather is dry, at £3.49 it was hard not to buy.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 19:01

I'm happy to be wrong but depending on the variety you need two pear tree's for them to cross polinate and they need to be in the same polinating group or the one either side - if that makes sense.

You may get away with one tree, if someone else on the allotments has a pear tree but the polinating rule still applies. Distance between the tree's needs to be considered too, that's if you choose to get one on the basis another plot holder has one which can be cross polinated with yours. Bee's are known to travel long distances but they are not necessarily going to fly between your tree and another  plot holders tree if the distance is huge or if there aren't many bee's about. 

My plan is to get two tree's, pears don't seem to be that popular here, only one tree on another plot.

I had a similar problem as you last yr with apple tree's, nowhere for them to be planted and was advised to clear the weeds and dig over an area about 3ft square, then plant them out. You can then dig over the ground around them at a later date providing you ensure the tree bed remains weed free.       

Greehouse Questions

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 19:51
LOL. The lighter nights can't come soon enough for me ...

New to gardening

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 19:44
How much room do you have and do you plan to grow in pots or beds...

Large thread continuation

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 19:37
Will thre be a part 2 'new allotment OMG...' Thread...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 19:38

You've got quite a selection there Gg

 

I'm going to try and get to the potato fair at Robinsons this weekend, might grow some extra varieties in bags.  

Greehouse Questions

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:43

I'd need to check the guttering joints on my GH but they look very similar to your inside joints  except on the outside the gutter is the other way round. Can't check them though until the weekend as it's dark when I get home from work.

Compost composition review

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 21:05

Compost seems to vary from year to year, no matter what the cost. I've tried 'cheap and cheerful' but 'buy cheap pay twice' has happened and more expensive compost has had nails and plastic in.

I vowed a few years ago to make as much home made compost as possible because of the poor quality of mpc. I still buy compost for seed sowing and seedlings but mix the latter with home made stuff and will take back anything which is smelly or not black and crumbly.

I'm happy to be wrong but me thinks alot of these company's purchase or are given recycled compost/green waste from Local Authorities and because those depositing their green waste have slipped in non recyleable stuff it ends up in mpc.

Pound land blueberries

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 19:43

I agree with nutcutlet altough if your blueberries are currently snug indoors and have started sprouting new leaves, it sounds like they think it's Spring and the shock of going outdoors now could kill them, if they are looking healthy I'd be inclined to wait putting them outdoors for a couple more months because they will be accustomed to the heat in your kitchen and will need hardening off even in a couple of months.  

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