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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 22:38

 Really shining at the moment Callicarpa 'Profusion'

 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?

Gardening Book ideas for Christmas

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:21

My RHS  A-Z Encylopedia of Garden Plants never gets put away - covers everything site, pruning, propagation, colour pics, techniques etc  and Geoff Hamilton's Organic Gardening is another book I use regularly.

Dessert apples - glut!

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 10:08

Hi, I have a geat glut of dessert apples all slightly imperfect and therefore cannot be stored. I have stewed some - can I freeze? Put some in cakes; eaten some ...any ideas what I can do with some more, well lots more as the rest will probably fall on Monday with the forecast! Recipes, freezing tips etc really welcome. Thanks.


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 22:25

Lovely to see them in action Skyrunner, thanks for taking the time to share.

Still feeding my hedgehog/s  - food all gone most nights, but I don't usually witness the action. Am thinking of getting one of the wildlife see what goes on at night...quite expensive but maybe for my birthday....

Hedge choices

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 22:25

How about beech? Different colours, leaves change during the year  and they hold their leaves for most of it.

Depends how formal you want to be - privet - green or golden easy to shape and will look smart.

A berberis, a bit spiky has flowers, berries and can look more informal.

Holly, easy to keep in shape, flowers and berries, evergreen, good for wildlife

There are a lot of choices...

Twisted Yellow Thing

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 21:24

Could be corkscrew rush - Juncus. Is it a damp area?

Used Ericaceous Soil

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 15:47

Spreading it around the garden will not alter the ph a great deal or permanently. It will add bulk to the soil which will help with moisture retention and if its deep enough, weed suppression. Spread away!

Is this a problem?

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 14:47

Just natural breakdown of the woody matter - strands of bacteria. Keep calm and carry on!

What fruit is this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 21:23

Googled purple stripy fruit and this came up.....what do you think?


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Pepino Incredible Ruby ™ Solanum muricatum 'Hortcolomb' PVR

Purple elongated fruit approxiately 12cm long when mature. The fruit is juicy with a mild flavour and crisp texture.
Produced and marketed by Tharfield Nursery Ltd in association with Plant & Food Research. Provisional PVR protection 'Hortcolomb'.

Habit - Ideal for container grown. A small vigorous bush, that flowers during spring and summer and fruits heavily from December until the first frost.

Size - Compact plant 60cm x 60cm.

Pollination - Self fertile

Harvest - Summer through to late Autum

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