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mixture of bog-standard and rare varieties - which are now strapping adolescents, producing more and more fruit each year. It's been one of the most satisfying things we've done in this garden and has, generally, been a success. Although there is one
Hi, I have asked this question in another post but, as of yet, have had no replies. I have a raised bed measuring 240cm x 80cm x 40 cm deep and wish to train dwarf stock fruit trees in there. My questions are, how many trees do you think I would
attention they had was to take off and pot a dozen runners for a friend who could not believe my crop last year. I too have had bowls of fruit from my small patch of strawberries, and the blueberries are just starting to turn deep blue. However, with next
. They manage to free themselves as soon as you come over :) Mrs Blackbird has just stripped my Blueberry, a lesson learned, nets next year, in the mean time its off to the supermarket. I have to agree with you all. Growing fruit isn't the problem, but stopping
. The Glen Ample is very, very bitter. Not just sharp, it is bitter. It has been like this from the very first time it fruited. I have grown it before in my old garden and it was really sweet. It is in Neutral soil and gets the sun from about midday
it blossomed, then gradually all the leaves have come off the few fruit turned into little raisins and dropped off and now it looks very sad indeed Any ideas Please Help Myself and many other gardening friends and neighbours and finding it very hard to come
.I didn't even have much luck outdoors with mine. It's also worth getting started with fruit bushes, like blackcurrants, gooseberries etc, if you want them as they'll take a couple of years to start producing properly. Hi Wes, I've been reading square foot
The ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed bearing plant. It may take one of several different forms, eg, follicle, achene, capsule, nut, pome, berry, drupe or syncarp.
The strawberries are still producing loads of fruit but it's not ripening any more and the slugs are now going for the unripe ones. Will they ripen on the windowsill if I take them off? Should I take off all the leaves and fruit now?
Sometimes wildlife crosses the line between welcome resident and unwanted nuisance. Perhaps it's my own fault for providing temptation, but when you grow your own fruit there's always something tempting on offer.Blackbirds certainly have an instinct