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Gritty Pear

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 14:07

I too have an old pear tree , the pears are inedible so dry and hard and as yours full of stones.

They are , I think for cooking . I wait for them to fall as the fruit is unreachable , and the trunk twists. It is a beautiful spectacular tree . Ithe skin is a caramal colour . I peal, core,  quarter . Then cook in a dish , just covering with water. cooked slowly they turn a beautiful pinkish shade . serve with a dollop of cream / or alternative .

Mmmmmmmm   Deeeeeliciusssss

Re-planted Sunflowers - Leaves wilting, generally not as expected

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 13:55

Hi JimJams, Like the others I'm sure they will be alright . What I will add though is dont replant any delicate seedlings in a realy hot day - wait for cool of the evening- but you problebly know that  . I made this mistake a long time ago !

Plant / Flower Identification

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 16:32

I have the pulmonaria under the holly tree which is part shade  these can get a bit mildewey, but the ones in the sun are fine .

Bee like inset in dustbin

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 16:24

Leave the lid off on a dry day . The only other thing I can think they remind me of are Hornetts. But only ever seen a dead one up close and this was big.  I must agree with nut though the body looks too plumped up . The body of this dead Hornet was like a big fat grub.

Kohl rabi

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 16:14

Just to add , you can get purple and green  and both yummy!

Lewisia plants

Posted: 26/05/2013 at 15:16

Does anyone know please if I can propergate Lewisia plants at all ? 

From Ivy to Sculpture

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:22

Hi , Thanks  cody, I would imagine that your dads sculptures take quite a while to "sculpt " (if thats the right phrase )  so that in itself will give me time to get sorted , I have made a note of the details given previosley .

Our property is 300 yrs old it is a snow washed cottage . Since we have been here the ten years for me have been spent creating a Querky cottage garden . When I saw your dads pieces I could visulise one amongst the main flowerbed .I got the idea from  Chelsea  3 yrs ago . The image stuck. But its taken awhile to get to this stage and Im nowhere finished with my ideas  . I am looking more to the future as things are at the moment .

I think the suggestion to approach the gardening shows is ideal  as Fairygirl suggests. But also I can see these as pieces indoors too - maybe as a bespoke piece . Going now to browse the onlines mentioned .

Shrub identification

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 10:02

maybe the best way to identify the shrub is for your friend to replant it  and give it plenty of water , then  through out the growing season take some more shots of it and put them on here. once the shrub goes through its differant stages we should be able to put a name to it . If it has berries then it will have a flower . sorry can't be more help .

How high ( in inche preferabley)

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 23:05

Thanks nutcutlet , I will give it a try , the plant I bought had only a name - no picture. but the leaves seam delicate and differant to evening primrose

From Ivy to Sculpture

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:59

Hi Cody, These are BEAUTIFUL ,can I ask you about the last one shown please , ?

If so , Has that one had a stainer  and are the others in there natural state please?

Is it possible to buy a piece ?

Now I have asked you Im going to  check out the other links .

Discussions started by lucky3

does anyone grow ?

bush type beans 
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How does this overwinter in yorkshire ?

Perovskia 
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CAN ANYONE HELP PLEASE ?LOOKING FOR CASS REMOVALS

WANTED; THIS REMOVAL COMPANY 
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walnut-tree-

BARK HAS CRACKED AND IT IS WEEPING 
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-questions-about-broom--/-undecided--

TO MOVE OR TAKE CUTTINGS ?  
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Last Post: 27/08/2013 at 17:23

cabbage-plants-

infested by green caterpillers -no leaves left. 
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orchids-in-greenhouse

this works well ! 
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optimizer-pro-

GIVING ME PROBLEMS ,HOW DO I GET RID OF IT PLEASE? 
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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 19:57

Azaleas ? I'm intrested in what others think on this one !

nurseries and watering ? 
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Last Post: 21/07/2013 at 22:49

SNOW IN SUMMER

Grey leaved ,rockery plant, white flowers 
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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 21:52

azalea's - When does everyone feed

feeding 
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Last Post: 16/06/2013 at 19:11

shrubs

shrubs for a large border. open for suggestions please 
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Last Post: 11/06/2013 at 16:13

sowing seed .

Is it too late? 
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Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 19:42

FORGETMENOT blue.

Other flowers the same shade of blue? 
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Last Post: 04/06/2013 at 15:18

Moth Orchids

In the greenhouse? 
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