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Growing Strawberry Plants in the Greenhouse

If you would like to have greenhouse-grown strawberry fruits ready for picking by the end of April, which is at least a month before outdoor-grown plants will be fruiting, you can do so by following these tips: Select your plants … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
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PESTS OF THE FRUIT GARDEN

APHIDS By sucking the sap, aphids can cause devitalization and reduction of crop on all types of fruit. The eggs are laid on the bark in the autumn and infestation starts when they hatch in the early spring. The young … Continue reading

06. September 2013 by admin
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Growing Gooseberries

GOOSEBERRIES have a long cropping season, from Whitsun when the first green fruits are picked for cooking to the time, many weeks later, when the last of the dessert varieties which grow almost as large as plums are ready for … Continue reading

01. July 2013 by admin
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Growing Blackberries

Cultivated blackberries are very much larger and far more luscious than the wild varieties. They need little spraying and can be planted in rough corners of the garden or be allowed to scramble over a fence or garden shed. They … Continue reading

27. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Black Currants

BLACK CURRANTS are important because they contain more Vitamin C than any other British fruit. They prefer a heavy soil and will put up with bad drainage conditions better than any other fruit. TYPE AND AGE OF BUSHES It is … Continue reading

24. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Cherries

There are two main types of cherry, the sweet dessert and the sour or cooking. The methods of growing and cropping them are quite different, but it is easier to grow sour cherries in a garden because they present fewer … Continue reading

21. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Apricot Trees

Apricots trees are not easy to grow because they flower as early as February or March, and their blossoms are therefore liable to suffer from frosts or cold winds. By three-year-old plants from a reliable nursery and growth against a … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Unusual Fruits: Figs

Although figs have been grown in Great Britain from the time of Henry VIII they have never been very popular, because the summer is too short for a second crop of fruit to ripen. Failure may also occur through frost … Continue reading

19. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Apple Trees: Feeding and Pruning

Apples are the most commonly grown fruit in the British Isles. They will thrive in almost any type of weed free soil but, because soil that is waterlogged in the winter may kill the trees, the land should be well … Continue reading

17. June 2013 by admin
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Growing Cob-Nuts and Filberts

Though cob-nuts and filberts are grown in exactly the same manner as almonds, however the nuts themselves are quite different. The filbert has a husk longer than the nut itself, but the husk of the cob-nut is shorter. Cob-nuts and … Continue reading

15. June 2013 by admin
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