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What apples are growing in my garden

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 00:44
If you want a correct identification take an example of each apple to an 'Apple Day' where there will be an expert. Apple Days are held all over the country, mainly in October.

In the meantime take a look at the Orange Pippen site, Brogdale site, or look through a good online catalogue.

If you wait until the apples are ripe you will know what to do with them once you taste them.

Does anyone know what this is/was

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 00:36
Can't understand why anybody would think they were 'horrible.' I've seen very few wasps this year so far.

They also chew up dried hogweed stems to make paper. Fascinating to watch and hear.

Talkback: It's sloe gin time

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 16:16
I don't freeze them for long or they wouldn't be in the gin for long enough before Christmas. I usually prepare them in October; when they are ripe, but before the gales take them.

You can put them in the spirits with the sugar without thawing them. Shake as often as you like until the sugar is dissolved.

Good year for sweetcorn?

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:44
Looking good though.

Mystery tree

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:21
Not beech, I don't think. I tend towards lime, but that should be pretty obvious from the flowers. Could you describe the flowers and fruit?


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 15:02
Presumably the thrushes kill the worms!!

Tomato variety suggestions

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 00:54
If you can't find Pink Flamingo seeds, then save some yourself from this year's crop. The Real Seeds site gives full instructions on how to save seed.

I find beefsteak varieties have one drawback; they are very large. Some varieties have excellent flavour but personally I prefer to grow normal-sized varieties as they are not prone to cracking.


Posted: 17/08/2014 at 00:43
Slugs just love it.

Climbing french beans

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 16:10
Just keep pinching out the shoots or cut the stem a bit further down.

ID needed please on this shrub and advice if possible to be dug out and moved?

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 14:53
Is it not obvious if it is a bay if you just tear a leaf and smell it!!??

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