Latest posts by homebird

Crab apple jelly time.

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 08:07

Our crab apple tree didn't produce as much fruit as it usually does this year but I did get 4 small jars of jelly from it today. I am waiting for the bare root crab apples coming into the GCs this month. I'd like a John Downie for its larger fruit than the Malus Gorgeous I have. This is our tree and the jelly I made from its fruit. 

Last edited: 01 November 2016 08:14:51

Propagating lilies

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:21

I put the scales in a plastic bag with compost and leave the bag hanging in the greenhouse until spring. Small bulbils will grow from the edge of the scale. 

What is this plant?

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 16:16

Thank you for your suggestions, I have searched them all and I think the nearest match is the White  Diascia. The winters have been fairly mild really so that will be why it has survived. It would be nice if it went through this winter but we shall see. Thanks again. I will buy some more next year now I know what to look for. 😊

Sheds are in fashion, here is mine :)

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:53

Three brilliant 'sheds'. I love the planted roof. I wouldn't be without my 'garden room'. It's attached and opened through into half of the tool shed behind. I figured oh didn't need all that room for garden tools and I DID  need a sink, mini cooker and a loo. Here it is...

Rudbeckia Sunbeckia.

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:37

Thank you Verdun. I will do that and keep my fingers crossed.....


Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:30

Yes I think so too. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 13:27

It's a beautiful day here on the Notts, east Derbyshire border. 17c and sunny after a miserable grey day yesterday. It's been a pleasure to potter in the garden where there is still some colour arond. 

What is this plant?

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 08:06

I bought this as a tiny plant 3 years ago and I planted it out in the rockery. It flowered again last year and again this year from early spring and is just coming to an end. I thought it was an annual but it's kept coming back And increasing in size. I'd love to have a name for it. Sorry I've left it until the flowers have almost finished.

how can I get rid of an unwanted yucca

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 07:28

They are a nightmare. I've tried so hard to get rid of mine. I've dug 3feet down to get one out and a young one sprang up to replace it not far away. I can't tell you the number of times  I've been pierced by the sharpe points. Dig deep and wide.

Rudbeckia Sunbeckia.

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 07:01

I bought this last month and planted it in the garden. Should I pot it up and keep it over winter in the cold greenhouse. It was said to be a perenial and hardy but I have also read that these are more often grown as annuals. I would like to keep it if possible.

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Are these Heliopsis or Helianthus

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Please help me name this plant.

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Leaf ID please

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Crab apple jelly time.

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What is this plant?

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Rudbeckia Sunbeckia.

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What is this Blue flower called?

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Rambling rose

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Pond care

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