at the base of my plum trees, there is ivy and bindweed, could this be why its not even flowered yet,  they r mature ones, i was hoping for lots of fruit but iv not evev got on flower yet,, x


  • iv only just moved into my house the trees was there long b4 me,,   iv been busy working on the house,, iv only started on the garden the last week or 2,, there isnt even a flower nevermind fruit, (this is my first ever garden) and its a blood big one,,  so iv alot to learn and do

    at the base of the trees is a very over grown rockery im starting to clear it back but im struggling to find the enthusiasum if im honest

  • Sounds like you have a big job on your hands Shelley but well done for trying. You learn a lot from experience.

    Weeding and feeding is a good start. Also you did the right thing by using the internet for help. I use it all the time if I have a gardening problem - like an insect invasion etc.

    There are lots of ways of making a garden easy to care for when you have a busy life.

    Good luck to you!

  • Shelly, wonder how you are getting on now, as I see your post was August.   Hillary gave good advice just now and I know it can be intimidating when there is a huge vigorous undertaking and you feel you know nothing.  Get physical help from a strong willing person and also work on a small easy area to give yourself confidence and enjoyment. Get a few packets of annuals and remember we all learn to garden in small incremental steps.  'Fraid this sounds a bit preachy and you are probably in a different place now!

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