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Grow Your Own / Re: Crazy Rhubarb
« Last post by Plot 1 Problems on Today at 14:05 »
Thanks! I'm going to give them a good compost mulch and then I'll give them a good feed a few weeks before I start harvesting next year.
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Grow Your Own / Re: When to plant ?.
« Last post by mumofstig on Today at 10:48 »
Bare root trees can be planted at any time when they are dormant, as long as the soil isn't waterlogged.



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Grow Your Own / Re: Cordon fruit trees
« Last post by Lardman on Today at 10:39 »
.. what do you mean by growing as central leader?

Here's a reasonable description https://www.quickcrop.co.uk/blog/introduction-pruning-apple-trees/ it refers to apples but all top fruit can be treated the same.
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Grow Your Own / When to plant ?.
« Last post by brittanyjohn on Today at 10:27 »
Good morning all.
I need advice on when to plant fruit trees ( apple / plum / pears ).
I have no experience on the above and will be investing in 2 of each from our local garden centre. they are about 3 ft tall at the moment.* reading about fruit trees and watching the experts on TV,,,,,they all have different opinions on when to plant in the ground !! :(.
I live in Brittany France and we are slightly warmer than the south west.
Your advice would be very much appreciated  :) .
thanks
john
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Equipment Shed / Re: Qualcast Cultimatic Oil Level
« Last post by R Tallentire on Today at 09:45 »
It will be fine on unleaded. The cylinder block is aluminium, so Qualcast fitted steel valve seat inserts, which are OK with unleaded fuel. Side valve engines are all low compression, so no problems with pre-ignition on unleaded either. In theory, the earlier, cast iron engines need an additive, but I used one for 10 years on unleaded without problems.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: The Happy Birthday Slot
« Last post by sunshineband on Today at 09:16 »
Sorry to have missed your milestone birthday, CQ. What a brilliant way to celebrate and very well done to you  :D :D
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: The Happy Birthday Slot
« Last post by Fairy Plotmother on Today at 08:57 »
Happy birthday to all those I have missed. (with apologies)
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Grow Your Own / Re: Crazy Rhubarb
« Last post by azubah on Today at 05:45 »
They know what to do so it's not worth worrying about it.
Being Siberian plants they are used to cold winters.
They would benefit from a feed in spring.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Vermin repellent...
« Last post by LILLILEAF on Today at 05:44 »
I will second that jack russells are the best,they will seek and find,i have had 3 jacks wonderful lttle dogs,best friends for life :)
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Grow Your Own / Crazy Rhubarb
« Last post by Plot 1 Problems on Yesterday at 23:00 »
I was tidying up my rhubarb patch today, clearing the leaves and the odd weed and I spotted that two of my crowns had already started growing! Last year they started in late December which I thought was early, but they've only recently stopped this years growth.
I'm a bit worried that the crowns are going to exhaust themselves at this rate, do I need to worry? Shouldn't they be dormant for longer?
I'll give them a generous top dressing of compost this week to help them along.
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