bookmonster


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Apple Harvesting

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 12:55

We have a howgate wonder apple tree with some whoppers growing, the first year we've had apples. The nursery said harvest november, eat December. Do the apples need storing before eating or can they be eaten or cooked straight away?

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 12:52

Thanks! Up to 4 metres tall and 4 metres spread - it's defninitely for the chop, much as it's a magnificent plant.

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:41

What is this?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 08:40

can anyone ID this shrub? It's taller than me, pollinators arent' too fussed about the flowers and it's only produced berries once.

Planting out veggie seedlings

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:29

My beetroot and chard have been out for a f ew weeks.  I harden them off over a week, first letting htem spend the day outside with some protection, then leaving them wedged between some pots with protection (coldframe is on my birthday list).

fruit tree protection

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 18:23

Thanks! It's a trellis fence, but same logic I guess.

Lawn to Wild Flowers

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:20

Read up on which are most suitable for your soil type, cut the grass short and get some plugs. Loads of useful websites out htere.

 

fruit tree protection

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:18

We have a u cordon pear and espalier apple - it's only their second year of being allowed to fruit, and last year was really mild. I fleeced them this week when the weather turned really cold. The pear has  blossom, the apple not yet. Now milder and sunny, but still frost risk at night. Would you fleece them at night, or would they be ok without? It's a pretty sheltered suburban garden.

Bokashi

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 12:03

Hi

 

We have a small suburban garden - and I'm considering getting a bokashi kit. The only question I have is what to do with the results. We don't currently compost as we don't have much 'brown' waste from the garden, and due to lack of space. I would rather something that produces soil improver than fertiliser like a wormery does, and want it as easy as possible. So does anyone use bokashi successfully? And what are the options for using the results? What could be added to it as 'brown' matter if I put it in a compost bin to finish off (can I compost printed junk mail, for example). Thanks!

Plant Ideas Needed

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 11:09

Thanks for the ideas! When we took out the indian bean tree it was already under planted so we didn't have any dilemnas about what to do with it. Any tips on root removal ??

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Apple Harvesting

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