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Latest posts by steephill

Buying a hammock online

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 11:33

Now you need two apple trees just the right distance apart . Haven't use mine for a couple of years - once you get beyond 27 getting in is much easier than getting out so you need someone else to bring you cold beer!

Question about Cotinus coggygria regarding pruning

Posted: 08/01/2014 at 16:34

Mine suffered bad wind damage a few years ago so I cut off the remaining branches leaving a 6ft trunk which I left over the Winter intending to take down in Spring. I was surprised to see lots of buds emerging so left it to grow on as a giant lollipop. If I were to go through this again I would coppice it.

Here I am complaining again.

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 23:12

On a more positive note you do have wonderful ice wine in Toronto. 

Identifying orchard tree varieties

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 22:28

This website might help you with identification-


Strange leaf? growing from the aphical meristem of apple seedling

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 10:39

It doesn't look like an apple seedling to me. Apples don't have serrated leaves like your seedling. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 19:12

Thanks, I used a Pentax *istD DSLR with an old manual focus 100mm macro lens.

Camera Corner

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 12:08

  A look forward to Spring - Bee on Gaultheria flowers

Camera Corner

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 18:16

A bit of colour to brighten up your day. From an exhibition of Dale Chihuly glass sculptures at Kew Gardens in 2005. (Taken with Pentax *istD)

Talkback: Grey mould on soft fruits

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:57

Not impossible -  I have enjoyed many's a bottle of Welsh wine and have a cellar full of superb English fizz going back 20 years. Just made a gallon of wine myself with a mix of greenhouse grapes and next year's vinyard vines currently in pots. There are some benefits to being an exiled Scot living in the soft South .

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:41

Another rainbow


Discussions started by steephill

Helping with the deadheading

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Multi-bum stawberries

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Honey Bee swarms

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Last year's carrots

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Bird feeder video

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Problem viewing on Android tablet

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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Hardwood cuttings from apple

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Last Post: 06/02/2014 at 18:32

Eating weeds

Beating the weeds by eating them 
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Strange broad bean

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Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 18:42

Slow worms and roe deer

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Air pots

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Bean confession

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