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Plum tree

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 14:22

I'd be interested in finding out what the problem is too, as my plum tree has done exactly the same in the last couple weeks   it flowered a little for the first time in spring, and I thought I would get a few plums, but nothing, and in the last couple weeks all the leaves have gone completely frazzled and all new and young stems are dead   I wondered if the farmer had sprayed something, but all other fruit trees and shrubs and flowers are completely fine, only the plum tree is affected ?

Poppy mystery

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:44

My red oriental poppy will be open by the time I get home from work today

Blossoming Apple

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 14:26

I planted a pear tree in my garden 3 years ago now.  It leafs up well each year, but has never flowered or fruited.


I looked at it last weekend, and found 1, yes 1 flower.  I think it's confused dot com.


Hopefully now it'll flower and fruit next spring .......


I also have poppies, large and small budding up to flower the next couple days - crazy crazy weather !

Garden Fencing

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 14:16

I would think there are slight gaps to let the wind through, otherwise the whole lot could get flattened in a gale which I've seen happen before

plant identification

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:29

Hi all

Well, I tried them ....................

I've decided they taste like burnt figs

First one ..... tasted nice

Second one .... not so sure

Third one .... tasted quite bitter

Fourth one .... (in the name of a science experiment for all mankind you understand) was disgusting and got spat out

Fifth, and final one .... (just to definitely make sure, and complete the experiment) was totally disgusting, and got spat out too


I'll leave them to the birdies.  Shame, coz the bush I've got is absolutely loaded with berries this year.

plant identification

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 14:08

Oops, forgot to try them.  Will have some tonight, and let you all know tomorrow ......................

plant identification

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 14:10

I have one of these in the garden, over 10 foot tall this year.  I've just looked on the internet about the berries, and apparently they are edible, and taste from figgy to burnt chocolate to caramel to toffee

Might try some tonight and see 

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 11:52
SweetPea93 wrote (see)

They sound magnificent Kezza, do you have any photos?


I'll try and take some pics, no promises though, as I tried to upload some pics the other day of a plant I want ID'ing, and they wouldn't upload

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 14:29

Hi all

I found an old belfast sink at the bottom of the garden in a house I owned in Yorkshire years ago.  I think they're lovely for planting up - each to their own.  When I moved to Scotland, I insisted that the sink was taken into storage, the removal guy looked at me as if to say no chance, but I just said yes chance !  It's subsequently been moved from Yorkshire, to a cottage in Scotland, moved again by me to another house in Scotland, and moved again to my final resting place 10 miles down the road !  I've just replanted it last night as it happens !  taken out lilys that never performed, and planted a couple of smaller plants, and a layer of fine shingle.  Much nicer looking.  I also work at a hospital, and during renovations, an old belfast sink had been thrown out, it has a high back to it.  I asked if I could have it "for my garden to plant up", but when I re-do my kitchen, it's going in there instead I much prefer the traditional look, to the stainless steel one that I have now, which incidently is stained !!!!!


I also found, whilst driving through the Scottish countryside, a large double belfast sink which was just dumped on the corner of a farm yard.  I went back a week or two later coz I couldn't stop thinking about it, and though it's a bit bashed and bruised wanted it.  The guy let me have it for free, and it took us both a lot of shoving to get it into the back of my car, yes, a double belfast sink that weighed an absolute tonne, in the back of a Volvo, with 2 German Shepherds !!!  When I got home I had to manoeuvre it out of the car, sliding it on a couple of old interior doors.  A lot of effort, but worth it !  It's planted with a grapevine on one side, and a creeping succulent on the other, and a climber and sweetpeas .  This double sink measures around 4ft long, and nearly 2 ft high - so you can imagine the weight in my car !

Hanging baskets.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:19
L Bennett wrote (see)

I am no expert, but when mine get flowers only near the ends I chop the stalk back by half. I don't do this all at once though, kind of stagger it so there are always flowers.

It seems to work and makes them 'bushier' no idea if I am correct!

I've been planning to give this a bash too, as my petunias in my hanging baskets are long and lanky with just the last flower at the end waiting to flower, once that's done, they're getting the (semi) chop !! 

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