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Fox gloves

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 13:28

I had Dalmation peach flowering for most of the summer, repeating when I cut the main stem down. The usual apricot one is 'suttons apricot'


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 13:26
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

I don't drive it very often

I can see why  Bit of a colour clash going on there, clueless.


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 07:32

Good morning everyone. Off to work today so I won't be around. Have a good day everyone.

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 07:29

We discussed this at the end of summer when gluts were common, but I understand that food banks will not accept fresh fruit and veg.

Fox gloves

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 23:12

Red dahlia, are they illumination series foxgloves?

I can't think of any others that would still be flowering. If so they don't set seed. They may be perennial but probably the frost will kill them.


Posted: 10/12/2013 at 23:06

Time for ovaltine and bed. Sleep well everyone.


Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:14

What do you want to do? If you just want a citrus plant, then plant the pip as outlined. if you want a specific named variety, buy a grafted plant. Without a degree in plant physiology, a lab, microscope and excellent dissection skills, followed by growing in sterile culture medium, you are not going to get the same variety from a pip. Its way beyond us mere gardeners.



Posted: 10/12/2013 at 21:17

Many citrus seeds contain two types of embryos. The nucellar embryo is identical to the mother, and there is another embryo that contains genetic material from both parents.  Normally the two parent embryo is dominant. it is possible to separate the two and grow the nucellar emrbryo, which will them be identical to the fruit that the seed has come from, but I'm afraid that is beyond me. I think it will require some clever disection.

I have grown citrus from pips, but never got them to fruit.  Fruiting plants that you can buy are grafted.

Wonky Aloe Vera!

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 19:18

Dark green is good., much better than brown. I just cut the brown shrivelled bits off.  Mines a bit wobsided too. Its easy to make new ones from a smallish shoot. Just pull gently to detach from main plant and pot up. Mine thrives on neglect. It doesn't get watered very often.

Compost bin

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 19:13

I've never added worms, they seem to find their own way in.

As artjak says, mix it up well, don't let it get too wet or dry,and give it a fluff up/mix at regular intervals.

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