steephill


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Camera Corner

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:49

iGrow - it was in the Museum of Classic Automobiles (Antique Building) next door to the Don Garlits' Museum of Drag Racing, entry to both on the same ticket. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:38


 

Need a bigger lawnmower? Looks like something Top Gear would make. Found it in a drag racing museum in Florida last week. It was built for a lawnmower advert.

For car nuts that's a supercharged big block Chevy engine which probably gives about 400HP.

 

Hardwood cuttings from apple

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 14:43

Has anyone tried taking hardwood cuttings from an apple tree? One of ours was badly damaged in a freak storm the other weekend and I had to reduce it to a 5 foot stump. The tree was probably about 50 years old and I would like to preserve some memory of it.  I am hoping that it will sprout some new branches but will also try some hardwood cuttings.

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-http://www.fruitid.com

 

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

 


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