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Monty Donn

Posted: 29/10/2012 at 15:44

I 'm confused now, I always thought buddlia was cut back to the ground in May and just trimed to stop wind rock over the winter.  Is it better to cut right back now?

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 16:18

We have two cats Tom and Tigga both black and both 11 years old (not from the same litter though). Tom's large and chunky and tigga is the opposite, thin and small but since he was diagnosed with a Thyroid problem he has put a bit of weight on.  Tom is as good as gold but Tigga has what seems like an extra long tail and has a tendency to knock everything off or over with it.

Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:00

I have been using this forum for two or three months now and wish I had known about it earlier.  I have asked several questions and have had plenty of advice and information and have also enjoyed reading other peoples problems and about their gardens.  Cannot thank everyone enough.

Quince

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 19:02

I hate to admit it but I have been throwing the fruit away, but not any more.  Next year I shall be saving every fruit that is on the plants and trying the receipes and tips you have all kindly given.  Figrat your jars look delicious thanks for the photo.

Quince

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 22:40

Have just got round to watching Gardeners World on iplayer and Monty saying how Quince is the nicest fruit and can be added to stewed apple, but what I don't know is the fruits are so hard, you cann't chop them so do you stew them first?  Loved watching Carol and the clematis.

Latin

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 16:16

They say if you want to remember something, associate it with something similar that you will remember.  Don't know if it works, but good luck with the degree.

Quince

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 20:50

Many thanks for all the replies and especially to Figrat for the recipes.  I will certainly try to make jam next year.  With the fruits being so hard I supposed they couldn't be used for anything (do they soften eventually?).  Will hope for plenty of flowers next year so that I can try out the receipes.  Again many thanks.

Quince

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 12:36

I have two quince in my garden, one red and one white and I have noticed that each has a spray of flowers on them (lovely to see but surely not the time of the year).  Also I have always thrown the fruit (is this what they are called) away, is there anything that can be done with them other than throwing them away.  Must say it is nice to see the flowers as others are dying back.

mmmmm rhubarb

Posted: 05/10/2012 at 14:19

I have a rhubarb in a pot which I planted this year in the spring and which has had several sticks on it.  I understand you shouldn't pick the rhubarb in the first year, so now I am hoping that I can get it through the winter without losing it.  I plan to wrap the pot in bubble wrap and top up the soil and then keep my fingers crossed.  I also bought a raspberry this year (Autumn Bliss) which can be grown in a pot and again I am hoping it will survive the winter.  There are flowers on it at the moment, but I think the weather is against it this year.  Hopefully we will have a better year next year.  It is worth trying as you never know.

Plug Plants

Posted: 29/09/2012 at 19:01

Didn't manage to remove the fabric altogether as not sure whether too, but did cut through it and manage to open it up a bit, but as you say Sotongeoff doing it without damaging the roots must be difficult.

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