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Posted: 13/08/2016 at 13:08

DHR   I think the problem is that you quoted Steve Backley's expert view as if it was your own opinion.  

All comments/criticism needs putting in context ... now you've done that we understand that what you said wasn't your own opinion but a paraphrase of SB's comments carrying the weight of his vast experience.  Not merely the view of an 'armchair expert'.  

Dwarf Apple Trees, Help

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:49

Don't worry about them - trees are never perfect (just like humans) - those leaves have coped with sun, wind, rain, insects and birds since the spring - they're looking fine considering what they've had to put up with - we all get a few spots and wrinkles as we get older - autumn's coming and the leaves will soon be turning colour and falling 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 12:01

Given her medical history KJT has done well to qualify and get to Rio without nursing an injury - her high jump last night was fantastic.

To paraphrase ... Those who can do, those who can't preach 

Isn't moss slippery?

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:52

The Irish Moss that I know is a red edible seaweed, but it seems that some US websites are talking about this .

It's known in the UK as Pearlwort 

and isn't a moss at all. 

I nearly choked on my cornflakes

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 11:05

To be fair, it's Linda's husband who holds that view - Linda may well disagree with him - if I remember correctly, wives sometimes do 

Swiss Chard/Bletts

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:53

I freeze quite a few veggies without blanching, but NOT spinach or chard.  They need cooking first

have a look here (scroll down)

I love chard 

A tester (tropical buffs only)

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:43

Ah!  I've discovered an earlier post of yours

"I have to confess. I have two gardens: one in UK( Lincolnshire) and one in Brazil. I can't sow the Brazilian ones right now as it is the middle of dry season - no water, no germination.I have to confess. I have two gardens: one in UK( Lincolnshire) and one in Brazil. I can't sow the Brazilian ones right now as it is the middle of dry season - no water, no germination."

If it's the dry season, try telling the Olympic sailors at Rio!   LOL  

I still want to know what the prize is ... an all expenses trip out to Rio for the last day of athletics and the closing ceremony?  ... if so I'll research tropicals 

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A tester (tropical buffs only)

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:24

I'm confused  

a couple of days ago you were gardening in Lincolnshire   "Field Maple (Acer campestre). It is the perfect habitat for many species of nesting birds.We have a couple in our hedge at the garden bottom in Lincs."

Your biog says that you've  "...  gardened all over the world apart from UK. ..."  (my underlining)

and yet yesterday you were advising authoritatively on the edibility or otherwise of British fungi.

It's very hard for us to make meaningful comments on your tree unless we know where it is.  

Or if this is a rather odd sort of quiz, what's the prize? 

Photo Competition

Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:09

Hi Whippet - I've flagged this up to the Mods so they can get the magazine team to answer your query - but it may well be early next week before they're in the office ... 

Have a good weekend 


Posted: 13/08/2016 at 08:07
Fairygirl says:

I managed to miss that Dove - had to go out. Brilliant though  ...

 I've managed to find it for you Fairy 

Hadn't realised it'd carried on from the day before ... 

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