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Pondering pears

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:50

Most pears do not ripen on the tree. You pick them hard and store for a few days  and there is perhaps 24 hours when they are perfect, and drip juice down your chin. then they start to rot from the inside, and go woolly.

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 15:25

The  Daily Mail starts its great garden giveaway today.

 It starts with 75 tete a tete daffs

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/prmts/article-2303509/Free-plants-bulbs-reader-worth-150.html

 

What's for Tea ....... mr fox

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:41

Anything that someone else cooks and does the washing up.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:37

Verdun, I think she(your niece) should tell his(the burglar) mum!

But she should probably take some backup.

All I got from the police SOCO, after the burglar had been identified, was a leaflet on crime prevention, and the comment---" its not his fault , he's a drug addict."

Whose fault is it then? Who decided to try the illegal drugs, and then stick them in a vein in the first place.? This excuse irritates me to death. My doors and windows were locked,and I had a burglar alarm on.What else could I do?  machine gun emplacements or wire the handles up to the mains?

Mulching: when, how?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:20

re punkdocs answer, Monty Don mulched his jewel garden heavily last year, and then had to sow poppy seeds at the start of the season, because there were no selfsprinkled seedlings coming up.

Oak leaf pest id

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:06

Oak leaf spangle gall, caused by a wasp. Willnot harm the tree. We had a load last year, and a bumper crop of acorns this year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroterus_quercusbaccarum

 

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:59

The official line is you shouldn't do anything on another persons land, without the owners permission.-

--  But I love a bit of geurilla gardening.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:31

My autumn onion sets were a disaster  last winter.total waste of space.

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 23:26

I would wait until it has finished flowering.

Aster novi-belgii 'Bahamas'

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 22:42

Asters are prone to mildew when they get too dry.   Keep it evenly watered and it should be ok next year.

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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