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Talkback: Harvesting apples

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 18:59
I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love apples from the tree as they have scent and flavour that shop ones rarely have. I make pies and allsorts and jams and jam cheeses. keep cooking with apples!


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:40

well if it has been out side all year that is surprising as they don't do cold very well,but if it has been in  a pot for sometime it will need replacement soil as it needs nutrients and the soil may well be lacking this if you have not been feeding it ,either with  a tomato feed or spray foliage feed and I myself feed my plants now with garlic water feed as this seems to help  a lot in prevention and healing properties .

Rose bush help!

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:46

buy a new one but see what happens ,sometimes you might find that little sucker that might be hiding there ,only I think it is a lost cause but no loss to try ,I have had one two I thought had gone and ......

Blue fingers definetly not Green

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:41

Keep it green,no gravel ,plenty of flowers and shrubs  and just like everyone else you will learn as you go and just remember to love the job you do.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:38

But the Question still is how you feed 63 million people plus in this country with fresh food if not food it s self ,the logistics of it alone for a city is massive. I agree its nice to eat home grown food nothing better,but it would not feed us all and other countries need our trade too,not as simple as it sounds to feed a hungry world.

GW Last week

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:29

I love to think I would be like that at that age! she has the right attitude  and love of gardening.Happy birthday to  a special lady.

Muscari dilemma

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 10:27

yes you can and they spread like wild fire,they are better for a sort out.


water borne diseases

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:19

no,  what it will do is kill yet another valuable be. Stagnant  water is more likely to attract midges.

Rose bush help!

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:16

I put  a clove a garlic into  a empty 6 pint milk  container and fill with water and leave for a week  and then feed the roses or plants I don't want eaten by slugs (not small plants) then keeping the clove re-fill with water and keep for another time.It gets stronger each time its re-filled until clove is gone.

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:11

I think we have to remember that the world has to be fed and although for most of the idea of food with out interference would be nice ,it can not be .My self ,I try to eat fruit that we grow in this country in season and out of my garden or others. Of course they have to treat the veg and fruit as it would not keep and we need to feed a hungry world. lovely for some of us but not practical .

Discussions started by flowering rose

the use of garlic

garlic and its uses 
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Talkback: Harvesting apples

I have grown apple trees from sticks stuck in the ground ,hoping to see apples next year and what kind.They are a couple of feet now .Love... 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 20:11

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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summer flowering ?

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spring bulbs in summer

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wild flowers

in the verges 
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Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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next season

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a haven for everyone 
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The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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the best buy

a bay tree 
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Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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