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WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2018

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Perki

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    Do you have to pollinate the apricot tree yourself ? or do you have some bizzzzzy friend's to do it for you.
     
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    • CraigET

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      I’ve been offered this Dicksonia on condition I dig it up, it’s bern in the ground 10 years or so, I know they grow from the top and when they are cut for retail their sawn from the base and root from there but, Do I cut as round and as deep as possible to collect pre existing root or will it be predominantly trunk under ground? I’ve planted a few but never dig up... any help would be most welcome.
       

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      • CarolineL

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        Hi CraigET last year I repotted my dicksonia and since it was in the biggest tub I could manage, I just used a pruning saw to slice off a few inches of the root ball at the bottom and take some slices off the side, to leave room for some actual compost. The pot was just a complete mass of fibres, and it didn't seem to harm it at all afterwards. So I suspect when you dig down you will just find a fibrous mass. However that one looks magnificently large, so you may have a lot of digging to get enough out, and may have to take a saw to it too. Lovely specimen!
         
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        • luciusmaximus

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          I have 50- 60 Starlings in my garden daily. They make a huge mess everywhere and eat ridiculous amounts of food.
           
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            @Perki - I'll have a go at pollinating the flowers when they blossom. It's the first year I've had any flowers so may as well experiment:smile:
             
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              To day I have some steps to remove and replace with a wall,and get some more top soil,and it doesn't matter what the weather is like its got to be done before the new turf arrives,enjoy your day and keep smiling;):smile:

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                Hello everyone just got some more bags of topsoil ,I'm cream crackered now:heehee:

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                • CraigET

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                  Thanks Caroline!! Big rooty mass expected!! I’ll post pics and see how we get on. Thanks again.
                   
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                    I've been very impressed with your labours.

                    However, I've been following this thread for several days now, looking at the photos and the progress you've made. But it's been glaringly apparent from the beginning, that those two fellas in the pointy hats at the end of the garden have done sod-all to help!
                     
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                      @Doghouse Riley my friend your like a breath of fresh air;):blue thumb:

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                        • Gail_68

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                          Good God @ARMANDII that's a bit harsh [​IMG]....I brought a squirrel trap where you can release them a distance away much better plus I've not had one for the last two years.

                          I think I've made the breed here distinct having one every other day :whistle:
                           
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                              Wind gusting at 60 mph today, cold, grey and misty. Definitely not a garden day. Apart from venturing forth to keep birdies topped up with food that is.
                               
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                                @luciusmaximus the same here regarding the wind plus it's very cold besides raining as perusual:)
                                 
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