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Apple and plum trees for small garden

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 14:52

If you only have room for one tree you could try a family tree. I have a one from blackmoor with 3 different eating varieties grafted onto it. 

Been in the garden 2 years and already getting fruit from it

For plums i personally don't think you can beat Victoria but maybe that's just me. great off the branch, cooked or in jam

chilli peppers

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 14:46

I;m trying Lemon  and Basque Red chilli's from Real seeds this year.. really looking forward to seeing just how they taste

They were sown early feb in a heated propagater and now live on a sunny window sill, plants coming along nicely about 4" tall now

Whats this plant please?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:14

why don't you just email the guy who designed the garden? Can't see why he would not tell you exactly what the plant was.

john@johnwilsongardens.co.uk

 

 

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 15:58

Wondering if anyone else noticed this last year...

I had some growbags from B&Q, and i noticed they were full of peanuts., mostly because there was so many of them mice would open them and pull them apart to get at the nuts. 

I had 1 bag left over so i opened it this spring as i needed some compost, and actually found the number of nuts in was unbelievable,peanuts (still red in their shells) probably made up a 1/4 of all the material in the growbag. I can't even say it was uncomposted material as it basically looked like fresh peanuts, it clearly was just a material they had used to add as a filler to the compost.

So we've had rocks, plastic, lumps of wood and now peanuts all sold as compost...

Greenhouse

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 14:36

Things to think about...

Is it very windy where you are? If so get a toughened safety glass one, and avoid polypropelene as it's too light and the pannels will blow out.

Do you want metal or wooden frame?


Personally i got a wooden framed Swallow greenhouse early in the year from the greenhouse people (then swallow took over for delivery). I was very pleased with the service swallow privided. 

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 14:21

Have to say i surprised by how poor many of monties tomatoes looked on GW on friday. Looks like it was either filmed a long time ago, or the experiment has produced very poor plants. I've had fruit ripening on mine for about 6 weeks now, many of monties in the little pots didn't even seem to have flowered yet. Will be interesting to see if he manages to get anything off them, I know the experiment was about flavour but if he gets 1 trus of amazing flavour tomatoes per plant, it wouldn't be much good for most of us who don't have room for dozens of plants. 

I've had a few black cherries off mine so far, they were the first to set, and stronger growing it seems than the gardeners delight or tigarella. Have to say they tasted fantastic.

Autumn Perennials

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 15:10

Sedums always look great later in the year, and the insects will love you for them.

 

jam maker

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 15:49

Yup my bread maker has a jam setting too. Never tried it though.

Buddleia flowers?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 14:25

my globosa is flowering but i've got 3 different types of davidii and not a sausage yet, although up in newcastle it's normally august anyway. 

 

Moon Garden Suggestions....

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:37

I've got a blue Eryngium which has an amazing glow in the late evening. Not necesarilly in the moonlight but you know that 30 mins as the sun goes down, it almost fluoresces. 

Might be called hobbit or something if i remeber rightly, i will find the label in my stack later

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