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Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:53

Always have the best intentions, then don't have all to hand at the time and think I'll remember - I never do! Taken to photographing things I need to move in the border but I'm useless at labelling seeds. I feel a new year resolution coming on but its too early for that! 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 22:52

Hi potty gardener, I'm sure a Callicarpa would do fine in a pot. You would probably need to use a fairly big one. My Callicarpa is about 1.5 m tall now and about 1m wide. I have never pruned it and it has taken a number of years (about 5 - I think) to get to this size. It's not a difficult plant to grow and I think would be easy to repot etc. They say they berry better if there is another nearby. My neighbour has since got one but I don't see any difference in the berry numbers - my plant has always berried well.

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 10:13

Thanks to all for all your helpful comments. Yesterday after all the wind, my son and I juiced about 60 apples - now have litres of organic apple juice in the fridge which tastes and looks great (pink). I then sliced and stewed another dozen or so for the freezer. The rest as they fall will go in apple cake and crumble.  I might give the tarte tatin a go - never made one before. Thanks again.

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:38

Sorry, meant to add, I have searched around for some recipes but they all say cooking apples. What would happen if I used dessert apples - I'd use less sugar but would they work?

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:34

Ginagibbs. What kind of jam can I make with apples?

Any damage?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:26

 Essex - Seat in my avatar blew over but undamaged, now righted. A lot of debris off my willow tree and next door's pine - I'm drowning in pine needles! Other than that no real damage.

 A lot of mess cleared up, sun's out now and I'm catching up online before enjoying a well earned cup of tea on aforementioned seat!

 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:40

Thanks chicky. I have the washed out version too and they are not worth showing!!

I can't take the credit for the cosmos (unfortunately) - lovely colours - as they are gardenfantic's 

Strange leaf? growing from the aphical meristem of apple seedling

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:35

Good morning! Unfortunately the quality of your pictures is not good enough to show the detail needed.

The browning of the stem is probably due to aging and thickening to support the plant.

The white 'leaf' you refer to I can't see well enough to comment on.

As has already been mentioned, the prospect of getting apples - if this is indeed an apple seedling, is a long way off. Apple trees are usually grafted not grown from seed. Certainly continue with  growing your seedling, I would like to see some future pictures but in order to produce apples within your life time, you will have a much better chance in purchasing a good young tree from GC or a supermarket in spring.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:38

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33106.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Really shining at the moment Callicarpa 'Profusion'

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/33107.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 My Nerines are performing really well this year and loving this weather.

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 18:17

Thanks for the ideas. I'll definitely freeze because I would love to have some later in the year.

Ginagibbs, any proven recommendations on the jams or chutneys or a site for recipes?

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