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Bad Grape

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:01

The only thing I can think of is that with all the rain we're getting, its making them split open. My grape vine looks just like your first picture.

Which apple variety?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 15:24

Think I've got that one in my garden. The land here used to be orchards before they built the Chiltern/Met line. Will be interested to find out what it is if anyone knows.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:16

I've had three Fiestas. The first one I mentioned earlier F647 SLE called Baby, followed by a dark green one S127 SOV called Dorothy and then a blue one V619 POG called Blue Boy. After that it was a Focus KL05 XVB called Silver Lady. Next it was a C MAX (the baby car) LS59 CWR called Jet and now I have a brand new Citroen C3 Picasso, good mpg.

I also used to drive my OHs company car. The first one was a Citroen ZX Volcane. The thing used to drive itself. It could go from 0 - 60 in what seemed like 3 seconds.

Next he got a Ford Mondeo Ghia X with heated leather seats. The paintwork was the colour of a tench, that metallic looking khaki green with gold tones. Only saw two others like it. Loved that car. Always borrowed that on a girls night out.

Followed by a Rover which he got from his brother. To say that car was long was an understatement. sister in law didn't like driving it. I loved it.

After that is was a black Ford Mondeo, again a good car, never had anything major go wrong on it. Now on a VW Passat estate. Very good on long trips, great mpg.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 15:01

Mine was a Ford Fiesta in 1989 for £4695 in radiant red, which faded to a dull orange. Lovely car.

move fuschia

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 11:13

Hi, wait until flowering is over. It's less of a shock to the plant.

Another mystery plant

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 16:12

I think its a type of red clover Trifolium pratense

What's this plant?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 20:59

Never seen that before. It looks lovely.

An observation.....

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 10:12

I did find a puny one in my utility Sunday night but chucked it back out through the cat flap. If its been super rainy we do get the odd one thinking its Rambo and climbing up the window. Haven't noticed any on my green or dark dahlias.


Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 10:08

Verdun, the last one was last Tuesday. It's not on this evening, unless its being shown a week behind ITV.

seedless grapes

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:43

Try them when they change colour. Mine are still green, but they are small round grapes, and they change to look like a pale whitecurrant. Its a wine grape, not a dessert one. I go by the taste and pick them then. I'm going to harvest and see if I can at least get a bottle out of them.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

A Grass, but which one?

I've had this in my front garden for a while but don't know which type it is. It might be a stip but its not Gigantea or Tenuissima. 
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Last Post: 19/08/2015 at 10:46

The Instant Gardener

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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 01:44

Dahlia ID and Other Plant ID

I bought these dahlias in February and there was no name on what variety they were. 
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Last Post: 04/07/2015 at 21:14

Slipper Orchid

How to look after once the flowers have dropped off 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:19

Bargain Buy of 2015

What has been your best buy? Mine was a flaming katy for £1.00 and a slipper orchid £9.99. Never seen one 'in the flesh' before so hope I can keep it going. 
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Last Post: 14/05/2015 at 07:12

Shrub ID

This has been growing in our hawthorn hedge and this year decided to be 12ft tall with read berries. I thought it migh be a pyracantha but not sure which one as there are no thorns. 
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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 21:51

Green tomatoes

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 19:25

Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 11:09


What to do when the plant has gone over 
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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 20:01
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