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Posted: 14/09/2014 at 17:15

Hi Julia 11

i went for a second hand one but a good brand. I did loads of research before hand. I wanted a sturdy one rather than a dirt cheap one. For me this meant a robinsons or a rhino. I ended up with a robinsons purchased from ebay. It's brilliant! Really well made, cleaver design and I'm pretty sure it'll be 20 years before I even think about replacing it. I paid someone I found on the internet to collect it from the ebay seller, which meant him dismantling it and he also re- erected it for me.  in my humble opinion it's best to go for one that will last. Buy cheap, buy twice!

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:08

Hi, yes I don't know how two threads appeared as I only posted it once. Thanks for the replies. Eeeeek, the tree I picked these from didn't have thorns. Does that mean they are not from a blackthorn? Do blackthorns produce fruit then and is the fruit poisonous or just the thorns?

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 15:04

Thanks for the replies. There were no spikes on the tree so I came away injury free! Sloes must be tasty if you go back year after year frenscan!  

Yum yum - wild damson gin sounds delicious.  Ive been advised to leave it until Christmas, just giving it a stir every now and then. 

cant wait to try it!

thanks again

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59896.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Hello peeps - does anyone know if these are damsons or sloes? I picked them in a field and fancied having a go at making flavoured gin. They have a pale green flesh and a dark blue skin and taste like a sour plum. Thanks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59895.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59896.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Hello peeps - does anyone know if these are damsons or sloes? I picked them in a field and fancied having a go at making flavoured gin. They have a pale green flesh and a dark blue skin and taste like a sour plum. Thanks

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59895.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Random question but why....

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:11

So they are greedy and nosey!! Cute! Thanks for the replies nut n flower.

Random question but why....

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 20:05

Hello - does anyone know why bats fly around in circles please? I'm just in the lounge and they are doing invisible circuits by the window!

I didn't think it was possible

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:51

What a credit to you Pauline. It looks lovely.

Dahlias grown from seed, tubers?

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:58

Not a daft question at all sweet pea. yep there will be tubers. I grew mine from seed and was astounded at the size of the tubers they produced in just one year. Best to dig up very carefully as easy to stab into them. I decided not to dig mine up as it was so easy to grow them from seed. Good luck with the house move by the way.

Advice please

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 13:46

Hello - I phoned in to my local gardening radio show with this very question last year! I was advised to move it just after flowering. If it has buds forming on it now for next year then I'd probably avoid moving it in case the shock upsets the buds. If you don't mind risking losing the flowers for next year then you could move it now. 

Beautiful plants. Don't forget the ericasious (terrible spelling!) compost.

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Are these damsons or sloes please?

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Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

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Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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Yum yum

Cucumber pie, sandwich, cake, lasagne anyone?!?! 
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I always get stuck at this point! 
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Courgette questions!

Sorry about the Benny hill style photo.... 
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Do you dry it out? 
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