Latest posts by SilverFairy

Apple tree rootstock

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 18:54

We would like to grow some apple trees in our garden. We would like three sweet ones. Anyone have any favourites?

Plant name

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 10:43

Thank you sotongeoff. I was looking for a novelty gift for the OH. There are lots of St. Michael's on the list, maybe he deserves one of those for putting up with me

Spring cabbage suggestion

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 19:09

I've decided I am going to try growing some spring cabbages. Anyone have any suggestions on which one please?

Plant name

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 19:06

Does anyone know of a flowering plant that has the name Michael, please?

Pruning a neglected cherry tree

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 12:23

Thank you sotongeoff, I will have to print the picture and take it out with me! OH reckons it's not a morello, so I will prune as a sweet cherry.

Pruning a neglected cherry tree

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 11:46

We inherited a cherry tree when we moved here but it, as was the rest of the garden, sorely neglected. I have pruned the apple tree but have no idea how to do the cherry. The only thing I know is to do it in the summer.

I dont know what type it is either other than it's fruiting now and the birds have had most of it

Can anyone please point me to a website that demonstrates how to do it then I can follow the pictures

Mystery plant

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 11:39

That's quite a magnificent specimen you have there Penninepetal!! Mine has multiple stems too, but not quite on a par with yours

Not so sweet strawberries

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 12:54

Thank you Bookertoo, I thought it may be the case.


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 12:51

Our resident wood pigeon was called Cliff unfortunately the neighbours cat got him, found him behind the greenhouse

I like Dunnocks too, we had a pair in spring but haven't seen them lately, hopefully that's just because they've set up nest at the bottom of the garden where I haven't had time to venture lately.

My favourite at the moment is a baby robin (which I thought was a baby thrush with all its spots!!) He/she follows me round the garden when I'm weeding, it's so pretty.

Not so sweet strawberries

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 10:47

We have grown strawberries for quite a few years but I have found that this year, although the crop is fairly good, the strawberries are quite tart. Could this be the lack of sun? They have never been like this before.

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