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Unknown apple variety

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 20:09

Cooking apples are usually green in my experience. Best thing is to cut a fallen apple and taste it. I usually juice our glut of apples or cook them.

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:42

Wow! I hope the udges are as impressed as we all are.This show seems to have taken over your lie and that of your family - so much effort has gone into it. Good luck! Hope you take lots of pictures to show us the finished articles.

Any ideas for an entry.....

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 23:16

When's the big day?

begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 23:50


begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 18:27

Wow!! I'll get you some cream for that! 

Plant problems

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 12:00

Both plants seem to be producing new shoots which look healthy. It could be a combination of things - the move, the watering regime - too much can be as bad as too little, the weather conditions...

The hydrangea is in the ground so I would think the leaf damage has been caused by either the wind or the scorching of the sun, otherwise I think it looks fine.

The buddleja has flowered and may be running out of steam. The new growth looks fine and the old growth will die back. It is more likely to be affected by watering and it likes to be on the dry side...probably could do with a bigger pot and a good feed next year if you are not planting it in the ground.


begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 11:48

I see what you mean...I think of crocuses and crocrosmia as corms as they grow new baby corms on top and potatoes and dahias as tubers as you say longer and larger. Always heard the term 'tuberous' begonias and assumed they were all tubers...

Bag lady

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:31

Bag lady I hope you are prepared for the 5th October. That's when the charge of 5p for single use plastic bags comes into force in England.Everywhere else already has it!

 It's for new bags not old bags!! 

begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:26

What's the difference between tuberous begonias and those grown from corms? Is it just the terminology or are we dealing with different species?

begonia's what s the best ?

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 10:11

That's what I usually do. However this year I lost all my tubers to vine weevil They had, unbeknown to me, spent their winter feeding on my begonias. I am going to drench all my pots with vine weevil killer (when the rain stops long enough) in preparation for the autumn move against the house wall/greenhouse!!

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