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Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:52

So sad about Glasgow School of Art - sent love and sympathy to old college friends of ours who now teach there 

Sorry not very chatty this evening - very tired 

See you in the morning folks - sweet dreams 

PS - have we heard from Mike today? 

Apples and pears....

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:30

Info here on rootstocks etc  you'll also find info there about varieties, pollinators, cordons, espaliers etc. 

I find Reads a brilliant nursery, really good plants delivered promptly and in good condition.  I have no relationship with them other than as a very satisfied customer. 

Victoria Plumb - query over fruit

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 19:18

Oh dear, have you got it again this year? Or rather has your plum tree got it again?

Buddleja Lochinch Problem

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:15

The first one looks like an aphid.

The second one is a spider - one of the many types that live in gardens, but not a 'spider mite'  - spider mites are so tiny that they're only just visible to the human eye.  

I can't see any critters there that would concern me. 

Name that shrub

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:11

It really would be helpful if we could see a photo 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:44

I have a white one which isn't looking terribly good this year - I'm wondering if it didn't like the wet winter - my plan is to pot it up in some free-draining compost, keep it in a sheltered shady corner and see if that helps.  

'Treated' beans and peas?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:42
janetclaire wrote (see)

Hi I got some free seeds which were Unwins 'Grosure' Spinach, the pack says that they have a special coating and that you should wash your hands after handling. It says they have been treated with Thiram and Metalaxyl-M and that they are 'guaranteed to give the best results for your garden'. Whatever that means!!!!

Thiram = 

Metalaxyl-M = 


I really wouldn't want to eat anything grown from seeds coated with those!!! 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 17:05

Glad you're friend is travelling in the right direction Verdun 

Hi Janetclaire and welcome   Just jump straight in 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 16:32

Hi Hamza - do you know about this forum? 

It's got loads of experienced poultry keepers who are great at sharing their knowledge. 

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Yes, that soon!!! 
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Did you participate? 
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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

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