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Gritty Pear

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 06:34

Thank you, s

Sounds good to me, I think I may add a little red wine or marsala!

Gritty Pear

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 08:02

Hi,  I have a very old pear tree.  Looks lovely, lots of fruit but it is so gritty that the fruit is inedible.  I know pears apparently have lots of stone cells in them (scleroids) but wondered if anything can be done about it so the fruit are edible.



Digging a vegetable Plot

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 15:37

I am feeling much better after reading all of your comments and don't feel such a complete clot!!  Thank you so much.  I think I will try and make a turf pile and then re-dig and add compost/well rotted manure and a little sharp sand over the plot.  Then I can see what happens!  I've managed to get a second hand greenhouse so going to dig a foundation for that.  I will also be doing a couple of planters - Can I use some of the turfs I dug out which are not too bad soil wise upside down to line the bottoms of planters (I got a reduced slot together wooden compost bin and made two good size planters in which I used compost and manure bags to line sides to protect wood from rotting) to cut down on the amount of compost and planting material in it?


Posted: 20/05/2013 at 08:16

Morning all,  I was hoping to start rescuing my wrongly dug vegetable patch (explained in a fruit and veg post because I did not know how to dig one properly to start with) but "rain stopped play".  So I'm just looking at it sorrowfully from a distance as I have the day off.

Digging a vegetable Plot

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 08:09

I moved to a new house and wanted a vegetable plot.  I did not read about digging it properly and now have a plot with turned over sods of grass, some reasonable soil and a lot of clay.  It looks a bit of a mess. I have turned the grass upside down and now read I have done it all wrong and have probably messed up all the soil structure.  What can I do now to rescue it?

What to do with dead flowers/Tulips/Daffodils

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 08:01

I used to tie leaves and stem in a sort of knot above the bulb and when they died they were easy to collect up and were not flopping all over the ground. However I realise this might be a bit over obsessive!  It worked for me though and kept the garden tidy.

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Gritty Pear

Anything to be done? 
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Digging a vegetable Plot

Help I did it all wrong!! 
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