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August in the Garden
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Looking beautiful here this Month.

A year last May purchased this Hibiscus from M&S in Bury St Edmunds. It flowered on deck all summer and I brought it in to the Kitchen for the winter and it flowered all Winter and Spring. Put it outside again in early June it had a months rest and now look at it today. Yesterday I counted 25 buds on it.


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The Capsis is magnificent this year as is the Mauve Hibiscus. White Hibiscus has its first flower.


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As for the Hydrangers they have done so well.


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I agree Dianne, Ive never had a year quite like this one. The Roses have been incredible and through constant dead heading are still flowering. Hydrangeas and Lilies too have been great.
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TF
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Proud of our little miniature apple tree this year!

Bumper crop which will be ready for picking next month  Smile

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I really wish that I knew more about Apple trees. We moved into this house 35 years ago, and about 2 years later planted an Apple Tree. “Kids Orange Red”. Most years it has a prolific yeald but many of the Apples suffer from fly blown issues. Those that we do pick are truly wonderful in taste.
I get the impression that I should spray to kill the bugs, but when and with what? I have never used any spray and really don’t know what I am doing with apples. The tree must be about 33 years old now, so how much longer will it last?

TF
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(06-08-2019, 09:23 PM)Tigerfish Wrote: I really wish that I knew more about Apple trees. We moved into this house 35 years ago, and about 2 years later planted an Apple Tree. “Kids Orange Red”. Most years it has a prolific yeald but many of the Apples suffer from fly blown issues. Those that we do pick are truly wonderful in taste.
I get the impression that I should spray to kill the bugs, but when and with what? I have never used any spray and really don’t know what I am doing with apples.  The tree must be about 33 years old now, so how much longer will it last?

TF

We've never sprayed the tree in the piccie, but we have had to spray the tree next to it as it was suffering from aphids (tiny white creatures). It hasn't produced many apples this year and they are quite small.

Our "orchard" only consists of two apple trees next to the caravan. One is an cooking apple tree (the one in the piccie) and the other one is eating apples. We were advised that this was important as the bees cross-pollenating them encourages apple production.

My friend Google says that trees live for between 60-80 years and sometimes longer - so yours is just a bairn TF!

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#6
Thanks Bugs , it will outlast me then!

TF
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(07-08-2019, 02:17 PM)Tigerfish Wrote: Thanks Bugs , it will outlast me then!

TF

Just asked the boss - our cooking apples are "Bramleys" and our eating apples are "Christmas Pippins" - both are "semi dwarf" trees

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Kidds Orange Red is quite an old variety but has a great taste.

TF
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This year continues to be spectacular in the garden. The roses just keep blooming and Geraniums and Fushia's are lovely too
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Hibiscus doing well now too.

White the youngest not huge blooms but just started.


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Blue, Mauve , Pink and Red.


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