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Are they any good now

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 18:08
Best to buy new plants.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:26
Having looked at the enlarged photo, it does seem to be elder, judging by the number of abandoned labels scattered around the plant.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:23
Off the top of my head I just wrote Hemlock, the Umbellifer family is huge! Unless I actually know the correct name I just lump them all together as undesirable! Some of them are poisonous.

Hemlock and Hemlock Water Dropwort are not the same thing.

What sells well at charity plant sales?

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:06
Tomato plants, courgette plants. Lettuce strips. Bean plants.

Ignore the fact it's in a Botanic garden. They don't have to be 'high end' plants.

If you are selling rarities, take along an encyclopaedia too.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 14:00
Hemlock family, more likely. They are plentiful seeders. You will be able to identify the plant more easily when it is a bit bigger.

Are they any good now

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 13:57
They may be old plants which would be better replaced. Blackcurrant is susceptible to virus, as are raspberries. There are good modern varieties and not very expensive.

Old Apple tree will not fruit

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 14:31
If the tree is no longer aesthetically pleasing, I would replace it.

But if it grows a good apple you can get it grafted onto a modern rootstock, professionally. Either go to an Apple Day in the Autumn or consult Brogdale where they keep the National Collection. Do you know the variety?

Pansyface, is right, the tree may have been too hard pruned and has been cut back to the rootstock. When it eventually fruits again you will be able to tell by what apples it produces.

5 years is quite a short time for a tree to recover from a traumatic occurrence; give it time.

If you replace the tree, some trees have to be staked throughout their lives if they are on certain rootstocks. Especially the dwarfing ones.

Plant sales for school fundraising

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 01:29
Sad though isn't it. The cakes we make and sell for our annual fete go like, well, hot cakes!

Plant sales for school fundraising

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 01:02
I know it is very difficult to face up to silly people who say bought cakes only, but it is only a rather cruel rule made up by bossy people.

There is no legislation which forbids home-made jams, pickles or cakes for one-off events.

I know from personal knowledge of a daughter who was forbidden to take a birthday cake into a care home for her mother.

But, since 13 December 2014 you have to be sure that every cooked item is labelled with allergy information.

From experience with our local WI people will not buy bought cakes.

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 19:33
Sorry November Member you're out of order!

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