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Quince Quandry

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 23:18

Success! I have made lots of pots of quince jelly. Shared the rest of the fruit with other staff members who have also made jelly and membrilo. The jelly is a beautiful colour and smells flowery - tastes good too!

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:32

Thank you very much! I will tell the owner who gave me the offset and plant it up in an appropriate compost.I'm really looking forward to seeing the flowers.

Can you help id a plant I've been given?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 18:22

Hi, I've been given a couple of offsets from my Mum's neighbour - not local to me. The plant grows in her porch and produces white flowers (no idea of shape or size). It is planted in compost and has grown to a substantial size  70cm in height and width.

The roots remind me of an orchid, the leaves of an inch plant....any ideas? Thanks

 

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Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:53

In my garden - perennial geraniums, sedum, salvias, perovskia, asters not touched.

Quince Quandry

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 22:24

Thanks David, worth a try. I have plenty to practise with! It certainly must be a tried and tested method to have lasted this long! Thanks for taking the time to type it out.

best evergreen climber

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 22:19

I too would recommend Clematis armandii - I have 'Apple Blossom' which is scented. I live in Essex and have never had any problem with the hardiness of my clematis. It has a lot to offer. Scented flowers lasting for several months followed by new bronzed foliage and if you are lucky a second flush of flowers in late summer.

name of plant

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:23

Don't know what it is but it looks as if it is going to flower soon. The plant is still green because it is still growing - yet to flower and the weather is still mild.

Quince Quandry

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:19

One staff member has suggested the school cook might be interested in making quince pie/crumble for lunch. Looking into the idea which seems a good one!

Quince Quandry

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:17

Thanks Paul. We have had our best crop ever this year. Our assistant caretaker (off sick for the next month, unfortunately) used to take the fruit to a friend 'down the pub' who made membrilo - Spanish equivalent of the one you mention. This option is not available to us this year but as you suggest I'll look online.

We had to clear the tree as some parents - (new to this country) were helping themselves, biting into the fruit and then discarding on the ground...it was becoming a bit of an issue. Do you think the quince will continue to ripen off the tree?

Tree surgeons not getting to root of problem!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:07

Hi all, Back in July, I got a reputable local company to (very sadly) cut down my willow tree which had cracked and  was dangerous. They got permission from the local council (I live in a conservation area)came and did a great job, felling tree and grinding out the stump.

A few days later when I was levelling the ground as it sat proud of the rest of the lawn I discovered a large root which must have been at the edge of the trunk, hidden beneath the soil -  over 6" across which remained and is impossible to dig out. I rang the company and asked them to come back and gring out the root. I have continued to ring them once a week throughout the summer leaving a message with the tree surgeon's father (who does the paperwork) - no one has got back to me.

I rang again today and told him that enough was enough that I am a reasonable person but I have reached my limit. I now feel I need to write a letter as everything so far has been over the phone and therefore not documented....my question is, where can I go from here - I have nothing in writing - it was a verbal quote, I paid cash... this company is employed by local councils to do their tree felling after storms etc. so they are not cowboys, though things are looking very Western like from where I stand at the moment!! 

Any advice welcome, thanks.

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