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Quirky Nursery

Posted: Yesterday at 23:16

Can't work, garden and bake cakes. I do not wear my underpants on the outside.

Quirky Nursery

Posted: Yesterday at 21:29

and I provide the cake on Fridays. Best  M&S Blackcurrant swirl.  OMG it's gorgeous and we worked hard all week , we deserve it.

If they are out of Blackcurrant swirl, we manage with Lemon drizzle.

Quirky Nursery

Posted: Yesterday at 21:27

I take my own coffee to work. For some reason, all the staff drink tea, and they have a jar of supermarket finest for the locum.

As I tell them.


Not had an apple for years!

Posted: Yesterday at 20:07

If it flowers but has no fruit, you need a pollinator. You could do this by grafting on a a suitable bit.  I greatly regret not taking a graft off of an old tree in the Orchard next door. It produced superb apples from a hollow trunked tree on its last legs.We know it was planted pre WW2 The RHS people could not identify it at an apple day at Harlow Carr.  Unfortunately a big storm brought it down and it has now been lost.

Wrong compost?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:47

Camellia can be tolerant to normal pH soils but do best in an acidic soil, or ericaceous compost.

Quick Onion Question

Posted: Yesterday at 19:22


Posted: Yesterday at 10:35

You got me excited then. The only truffles I like are dark chocolate with an alcoholic filling.

Aleppo Last gardener crowd fund opportunity

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 20:33

So, is this facebook group a registered charity, audited and moneys accounted for,? or is it indeed going into someone elses pocket with no comeback whatsoever.?

Or even supporting terrorists?

cut flower border

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 20:24

Don't forget the gladioli. Very easy to grow in rows on an allotment.

In trying to preserve what I grow I did lots of research, here is what I learned

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 10:37

Where do you live, Stuart?

Instead of faffing with canning or bottling and the prospect of botulism, I have a big chest freezer in the garage for surplus, raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, Apple's, etc.

Last edited: 30 August 2016 10:38:20

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