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ID please

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 16:11
Not edible. Poisonous, in fact. But, I'm sure animals and birds will eat the berries.

blackberries and strawberries

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 14:30
I don't believe it is a good idea to mix up fruiting crops too closely. They put allsorts online. I can't say mixing raspberries and strawberries would work either.

Maybe I'm wrong.

The new compost heap

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 12:39
I'm glad you didn't put cat waste in your compost heap, because it is not recommended whatever temperature the compost reaches. The same goes for dog waste. Herbivore waste such as rabbit waste and farm animal waste is OK.

The chooks must have had a lovely treat!

Ginger

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 17:35
Frankly I find it's easier to buy a large section of rhizome in the supermarket and keep it in the freezer! You can grate it from frozen and return the rest to the freezer.

It is of interest to grow it but not very practical to rely on if you have to dig it up to use it. Bring it into somewhere frost-free and light and you will be able to keep it going for years as a house-plant.

Any sprouts expert in the house? (pic)

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 16:30
To be honest, I would start again with seeds in Spring. As they have been so neglected I suspect they will run straight to flower.

Blueberry Winter Care

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:17
Yes, totally hardy without wrapping. As to pruning; cut out the oldest branches/twigs and encourage the youngest shoots.

From the photo I see you have at least three good branches; the ones with red bark.

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:14
If you are choosing Victoria, Cox and Bramley you are choosing three challenging varieties. Cox especially needs coddling and spraying unless grown in ideal conditions.

Cambridge Gage might be easier than Victoria. James Grieve is a good apple, but it tends to biennial cropping.

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 12:10
Don't be too careful about not breaking the roots. I think they belong to the cabbage family so they are quite indifferent to fairly rough treatment.

Bare Root Wallflowers

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 18:17
Pinch them out to make them bushy when you plant them out.

Forest School

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 00:00
There are books available which will help you. If you are doing it through the school they should find them easy to access.

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