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Black spotted Discovery apples

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 00:27

Interesting article, it says lack of water could cause the problem. I usually let mother nature do the watering for me but this year we have had some unusual weather. The article also says you can peel the spots off and eat the apples, will give it a go.

Black spotted Discovery apples

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:38

Most of my Discovery apples are either covered in black spots or rotten this year. I have had the tree for 30 years and it has always had bumper crop of delicious apples, maybe a few rotten ones but no black spots. Can anyone tell me what the problem is and how to prevent it coming back next year.

Sweet Cicely

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:49

Thank you for all the information, I have a clump of sweet cicely and every year when it dies back I think it has gone for good and this year I jumped the gun and went and bought a pot from our local market stall. When I went to plant it I found mine had come up again so I gave the pot I had bought to my sister-in- law. Now I remember one of the best way to tell them apart is by the aniseed smell when you break a leaf from sweet cicely plant but not sure they always smell. My wife adds a leaf of sweet cicely to rhubarb in place of sugar.

Sweet Cicely

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:26

How can you tell the difference between sweet cicely and cow parsley? They say sweet cicely doesn't grow as tall but some cow parsley is not very tall.  


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 12:35

Fingers crossed, so far we have had no severe frost, however how does one attract bees to the quince tree when there are so many other flowers to attract them in the garden?  

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:59

Topbird, I live in Derby and we have a very large garden centre called Derby Garden Centre, believe owned by the Dutch, they have every thing imaginable except a good selection of plants. I would never go to a garden centre to buy cheese and wine but they have them, so some people must or else they wouldn't sell them.

I would like to get some comments about Jelly King, because I only want the crab apples to make jelly.

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 19:25

Thanks Buddyboy for directing me to two very informative websites. After looking at these sites I have decided against John Downie because it is susceptible to scab. Instead have decided on Jelly King unless anyone can persuade me diffidently. 

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 00:08

It seems that John Downie is the Crab Apple to go for. Any suggestions as to where to order one from?

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 15:37

Thanks Berghill for the info, too late this year for crab apple jelly but will try it next year. Will leave the old tree untill the new tree bears fruit.

Crab Apple Jelly

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 12:42

I have an old crab apple tree which last year had no fruit and this year all the apples were diseased so have decided not to waste any more time on it.  Can anyone recommend a  crab apple tree for a small garden good for making jelly.

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