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'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 10:43
flowerlady3 says:

Thrilled to hear it that your nasturtium is still going strong!

any chance of saving a couple of seeds for me so that I can see if they survive 20 miles along the  A38 from you!!???

See original post

 I'll see what i can do if i managed to get it to flower 😀

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 22:29

It is still going!!!

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 04/02/2017 at 21:55

It is still ignoring the fact that it has been freezing cold here in Bristol!

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 14:23

I will. If it gives up the ghost now I will be very miffed.

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 14:13

This is the stubborn blighter.

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 13:22

Mine is not against the house. it stands fully exposed next to a metal railing. The ones that were in a much more sheltered position have almost died and the one growing next to this one is also almost dead. The last one still standing seems to be very reluctant to give up.

'Hardy Nasturtium'

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 13:07

How hardy are nasturtiums? I have an Empress of India who is growing in a exposed window box by the entrance to my flat which is hellbent on surviving this winter. All the other ones have succumbed to the frost we had in the beginning of December here in Bristol but this one is doing rather well. If it survives into spring and sets seeds I will collect them to see if it is a hardyish strain (unlikely but one can but hope)

family fruit trees

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 09:51

Thank you. They currently live in Stroud From memory I think he tends to eat apples in the office so apples would be fine.

The reason I was thinking of cherries was that they are more of an expensive fruit but the vision of Miss Haversham in the garden is not a good one so I think I will suggest we get a nice apple one.

family fruit trees

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 09:33

A colleague of mine is getting married at the end of the month and we are thinking of getting him a family fruit tree as he is a keen gardener. However I am not sure what would be the fruit to get. Was thinking of an apple one but have seen that you can get cherry ones and is tempted to recommend that we get him such a one. What are peoples experience of these trees and what is the best kind of root stock to buy them on? I think a dwarfing one would be good as they might move in the near future. 

Any recommendations on verities and suppliers would be very welcome.

Cooking Japanese quinces

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 10:36

Sadly I have only one but God it smells lovely.

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