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My nuts are floating :(

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 21:26

So just an update after posting this. ALL the nuts that were floating were empty inside and the few that did sink were amazing. I guess next time i should pick them from the tree and see if my luck improves.

My nuts are floating :(

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 18:21

So after figuring out that I have a few hazel nuts in the garden I went out today and thought I would collect a few before the squirrels get them all. I collected them from the ground and took the green covering off as I thought that was how you collect them. They have only just fallen and are fresh in that sense. However now I put them in water as I think maybe one or two will float and like any eggs if they float I presume they are bad and throw them out. But almost all of the nuts float via about 4. Is this the reason the squirrels have left them on the ground, as they know they are off also? Should I pick them straight from the tree instead? Any now that I have collected them do I just let them dry naturally and then eat them or do I need to roast them? So many questions.­



How much of a nutty person are you ?

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 09:30

HAHA thanks again for the info. Will at some point love to make a map of all the trees but dont know how to best go about that and have plenty of other jobs to be getting on with first.

On another note I have seen the squirrels out in the trees eating all the nuts. But the god news is they are all red squirrels. SO I guess there is an upside.

How much of a nutty person are you ?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 10:56

I did see a red squirrel out in the garden a couple of days ago. I think there are plenty of nuts to go around. Should I start picking them now ?


How much of a nutty person are you ?

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 04:41

Wow very exciting to see what you all think of my little trees looks like I no longer need to buy a bag of nuts at Christmas. Very excited also to try cooking something with the medlar apple, I had someone cook me a medlar tart last year and thought it a very nice flavour.


Does anyone think number 3 could be some type of bladder nut ?

How much of a nutty person are you ?

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:58

So I have finally moved into the new house after a 2 year wait and so have inherited a lot of old plants. Fruits, Nuts and a hell of a lot of trees. I am having difficulty confirming the plants and want to double check with people as nuts and berrys really are not my thing. Orchids are another matter. But for the time being lets stick with this. Below I have attached 7 pictures Top being number 1 last one number 7 any help with what they are and if they are edible would be great  









After this I have another 1500 trees to go through


Many Thanks for any help.





2x plant ids please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:56

haha many thanks for that. I thought I was going mad when he said it was not yew. I have been designing a new area of garden (only on paper) with them for so long. research etc. I will have to direct him here as PROOF now. The garden heros have spoken.

2x plant ids please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:21

The first plant my father has planted and has asked me which plant it is as he does not know. I thought it was some type of yew but he insists its not. So im a little confused any help would be great. Plant 1

 This second plant I have no idea what it is and just wanted to see if anyone on here knew. Plant 2.

 Many Thanks

Quick fix storing plants in ground

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 15:54

Great its nice to get some reassurance from other people. As constantly working alone I wonder if im missing a key fact or something. I have nearly finished compiling my list of plants and am about to send it in. Very exciting.

Quick fix storing plants in ground

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 12:42

Well hello all. I come asking for some more advice. I am getting very close now on taking over my new garden (and house) and am trying to plan on how to plant it out etc.

I am in contact with a wholesale nursery that is willing to supply me with the plants as long as I meet the minimum order. Which looking through their catalogue I will be able to do many times over. The main problem is, there will be a lot of plant material turning up on one day. Some will be arriving bare root some in containers. I plan on making the order around October time.  To speed things up if I plant half in the walled garden where I know their final positions. And the other half if I prepared an area to just grow them on. Will it do much harm storing them planted in the ground in rows ready for the next season when I have access to the other piece of land that is currently used by the local farmer. 

I plan on rotovating the area and creating trenches in advance so on the day the plants turn up all I have to do is pop them in their rows cover them over and give them good water. Then I can come and just dig one up when and, as I’m ready to move it? Or do you think this will be too hard on the plants and shock/kill them?

Many Thanks

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