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Michael Sands

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Posted: 26/03/2016 at 22:29

Dove, It is getting its leaves now, I might do that on here when the leaves are fully out? Can keep using this thread for that lol.


Posted: 23/03/2016 at 22:45

Pity but have to wait and see what it will do now out of curiosity?


Posted: 23/03/2016 at 04:39

I have seen that pears can be grafted to Aronia melanocarpa as well as being grafted onto hawthorns. I have also read that Aronia melanocarpa has been grafted onto mountain ash as a way to commercially gather the berries and that both these plants can also cross pollinate each other, even leading to a hybridisation of the two. But there are chimera grafts as well? Not too weird as tomatoes can be grafted onto potatoes now? 

But I do wonder if it will turn out to be a shrub or a tree?



Posted: 22/03/2016 at 01:19

Hi, could anyone tell me will the Aronia melanocarpa 'Nero' that I grafted onto an apple tree, the apple as the rootstock, grow into a tree. It has been doing well since but will it grow into anything. I was experimenting about 2 years ago and both parts are doing well since then.

The Aronia melanocarpa 'Nero' is a bit fast growing but I am curious to know what will happen to it? Does anyone know as I believe they can be grafted to Mountain Ash as well, so an apple rootstock should in my view create a tree out of it, I hope? Thanks.

Tomato variety

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 23:03

I love Garden Peach, a small tomato but it needs looking after as does Bloody Butcher...

T & M seed offer

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 22:42

Jinxy I never heard anything about that, if it is true?

T & M seed offer

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 00:41

I like the site and the U.S. site but it can take about 2 weeks to come from the U.S. but I like them.


Posted: 21/03/2016 at 00:37

Chris I do the same with beetroot and turnips but to a small degree, I wash the beetroot seed first before putting them into the plugs... Handy little things lol.

Artemisia abrotanum / Southernwood

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 00:15

I think I have a thing for the Artemisia family now thanks to Southernwood / Lad's Love, now I am growing Artemisia scoparia. It seems a large family but the old Southerwood is the best...

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 00:08

I know once I dug a trench for my marrows and filled it with new fresh nettle tops, a crazy amount of work for me to do but I filled the trench with them and grass cuttings. I had massive marrows that year...

I would never use horse dung due to the risk of having a cut, but that could be an old wives belief, I do not know but wouldn't adding seaweed to compost heaps be better?

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What is this Beetle

Is this Beetle a threat? 
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Mixed Celery

Mixed celery in one plot. 
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Aronia melanocarpa 'Nero' grafted onto apple tree. 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 20:12

Chimney soot to protect roses from diseases.

Chimney soot to protect roses from diseases. 
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Last Post: 13/03/2016 at 23:54

Does anyone know who sells Primula ‘Perth Sunset’

Primula ‘Perth Sunset’ Hybrid Cowslip Primrose, red in colour. 
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Artemisia abrotanum / Southernwood

It forms a small bushy shrub. The grey-green leaves are small, narrow, feathery and aromatic. 
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Last Post: 21/03/2016 at 07:33
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