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quince trees

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 17:26

 Chives, garlic, comfrey, alyssum, dill, nasturtium, marigold, borage and chamomile.

They also work well with forsythia, day lilies, and irises. Planting these around the quince will actually help both plants to grow better and not stealing resources from the other orchard trees.

Apple trees

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:30

Is it grafted? Its not unusual to have different varieties grafted onto the same root stock.

Plant ID

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:24

I think 2 might be quince?

rhubarb gel

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:15

Have a look for "Rhubarb Curculio", (Lixus concavus) a yellowish member of the weevils. They might have tried to burrow into the crowns to lay eggs but i think it is too late in the season for them to do this.

rhubarb gel

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:08

It is the 'sap' from rhubarb and it sets to a jelly. If the stalks have been damaged by blowing in the wind and caused any cracks, you get this jelly-ish stuff. 

Its safe just wash it off and eat the rhubarb.


Posted: 19/11/2014 at 14:14

Good for you Matty2. gardening and general chat it is.

Chicky you must try Garten der Welt (garden of the world) in Berlin. Its only €2 to get in during the winter months and its not what you expect. Its in the neighborhood of East-Berlin- Marzahn.  I recommend it.


Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 12:41

Hello Hostafan1

You can use the worm compost for potting compost and i do use it. 

The worm compost is a bit rich to use neat so i do a mix of 1/3 vermicompost with 1/3 sieved topsoil and 1/3 river sand.

As i have so mush compost, i tend to use whole bags full of the stuff as a general fertilizer on all the beds and borders throughout the year. I never get chance to have a regular compost bin as there are so may worms roaming around that they all become worm bins.

The other main use that i use is 'worm tea' and i use this as a liquid feed and spray to prevent pests and Diseases. With excellent results.

Sparrowhawk dilemma

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 18:25

Perhaps if the Sparrowhawks changed their diet to a more feline variety then it would balance things out. I know which one i would prefer.

(tin hat on) 


Posted: 18/11/2014 at 17:54

Yes its broken, sorry. Try this.

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