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Posted: 30/08/2017 at 18:57

So will I , thanks for that. Val


Posted: 30/08/2017 at 17:54

I have heard that you should not use rhubarb after July. My rhubarb has decided to grow very well now. Is the reason not to eat after July because of the acid that they produce in the leaves that may go down into the stalks, or because they need the energy for next year to produce more shoots. Thoughts welcome and thank you. Val 

Wrong tree?

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 19:31

hi all, Tesco were selling some small flat peaches,They didn't look like the fruit on the tree I bought three years ago that was named Peemto peach Saturn.  Has anyone bought a peach tree from Because it was a new variety it was cossetted in my cold greenhouse. Can anyone identify my tree please


Is it worth waiting

Posted: 08/06/2017 at 13:19

hi Ed,

at my age I can believe anything. sad about the time spent though.

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 18:53

OK guys, you have convinced me, I will nurture it for another season. The only thing worrying me is that the Rose next to it is highly fragrant and they were planted at the same time.

many thanks for your imput. Val x

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 16:04

Hi nutcutlet,

it grows like and looks like City of York and it was purchased from the breeder, so yes I think it is.

such a pity.

Pete 8. I Will have a large cognac and give it one last feed. 

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:11

Thank you Pete,

maybe someone will see the post and help me out.

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:08

Hi Torg22

i grow roses for their perfume. I would not buy a rose without it. Please

have you found that roses develop  perfume.

Is it worth waiting

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 14:00

hello friends, 

i went to Chelsea flower show and smelled a rose. City of York bred and sold by Peter Beales. It was advertised as very fragrant, and it did smell lovely. I ordered one and is happy in my garden. Unfortunately, there is no smell. Peter Beales tell me that it can take 3 to five years for a rose to establish and increase its perfume. They can smell the perfume on the ones in the nursery,  But some can't, maybe it's my nose. I am to keep fingers crossed. Has anyone found their roses without perfume develop in perfume as time goes on.  They hope my patience is rewarded.

the question is Should I ditch it

Many thanks for your thoughts.

EGrimont russet

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 11:19

.better photo hopefully

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