Monthly Archives: May 2015

Some of this years Graft union photos

The first 3 photos are some cleft grafts. The first 2 are of apples with the 3rd being a plum. The last photo of this series of 4 photos is a splice graft, or whip graft (with no tongue) of … Continue reading

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Dusk photos of BBQ hut with colour changing LED’s

As promised here are some dusk photos of BBQ hut with colour changing LED’s. A very good effect of LED spotlights at the rear pointing upwards into the trees. It gives a shimmering effect. Also you can just see the … Continue reading

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Fargesia murielae (umbrella bamboo) – Flowering and Seeding

Fargesia murielae (umbrella bamboo) – Now flowering and seeding here in the UK. Native to the mountains of central China introduced into the USA by Ernest Henry Wilson in 1913. It grows in large clumps (non evasive) and is relatively … Continue reading

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Mason Bee Update 17th May 2015

It now looks like one of the nesting tubes has been nearly fully sealed, with mud. This should mean that there will be 3 or 4 cocoons inside that tube. I must keep an eye open for the other tubes … Continue reading

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Hottub installation – the final details

Here is the final details tohttp://www.gb-online.co.uk/gb-wordpress/?p=1142 There needs to be somewhere for the hottub to sit on. It was deemed that concrete was the best option. So a slab had to be laid, just the right size and thickness, with … Continue reading

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Apricot fruit 2015 update

Looks like this year will be a bumper crop of apricots, unless they fall off. Some varieties have had no flowers on at all, whilst others were covered in flowers. We are soon going to get the netting out, as … Continue reading

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Peach Leaf Curl spring 2015 update

Despite an Autumn and Winter spraying regime against peach leaf curl. It seems this year has been one of the worst, maybe because we did not have any snow or hard frosts. My row of cordoned open field grown Peaches … Continue reading

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Mason Bee update

With spring well advanced, and the days are sometimes getting warmer. The Mason bees should be starting to get lively. In checking the cocoons, that were supplied in a ‘smartie’ type tube with a small hole in the lid. One … Continue reading

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