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Can anyone identify these two varieties?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:12
The top one is a medlar. Ready to eat after 'bletting', that is a frost.

Is the second one a quince?

There are Apple Days coming up all over the country in the next few weeks. You should get a proper identification at one.

is this an orchid?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:02
Could it be a Clivia? If it is it should be indoors and not repotted as they like to be congested.

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 12:25
If they are sunk in the ground, you could cut the bases off the pots to enable the roots to spread.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 23:59
As far as I know the pouring-poison-into-the-stems method has to be done just above the soil level at the base of the stems; not high up. The whole point is to get the weedkiller into the roots.

Pruning blackcurrant bushes?

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 17:03
This has been a wonderful year for fruit so if it produced little this year it should be replaced.

use of peat

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 14:47
It's something you have to decide for yourself. He hasn't written the books lately, more up-dated them in some respects.

Most of the peat comes from Ireland and Europe as the peat bogs in this country are often protected.

Peat is an inert soil conditioner, it is of little nutritional value.


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 00:55
In my experience tasteless ones.

Gardening wisdom learned the hard way

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 20:30
When they were up they were up
And when they were down they were down
And when they were only halfway up they were neither up nor down.

Build it halfway up!

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 20:26
Could your compost be too wet?

Reipening peaches

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:46
Take Tesco fruit as your example. They don't ripen properly off the tree. They are rock hard, then they rot or go mealy and they have little flavour. (Other supermarkets are available).

They will only be luscious if they are tree-ripened. But, you may be able to use them in preserves if they are ripe enough.

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