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.Apricot 'Moorpark'A sour or acid cherry with dark juice. Use for cooking or for jam.Cherry 'Morello'The decorative yellow fruits can be cooked to make jelly.Crab apple Malus x zumi var. calocarpa 'Golden Hornet'The yellow fruits are streaked with red. Grow on a
and sweeping grey and black whiskers at both head and tail ends. They'll eat almost anything, even tough poisonous cherry laurel.And that's the other thing about most insects, it is the larva that is the long-lived stage, spending weeks, months or even years
Sometimes wildlife crosses the line between welcome resident and unwanted nuisance. Perhaps it's my own fault for providing temptation, but when you grow your own fruit there's always something tempting on offer.Blackbirds certainly have an instinct
Good morning and happy 'Grow Your Own' Week to you all.There are, I have to admit, many other gardeners who are hotter on vegetable growing than me. Give me herbaceous borders and I can muddle through and make them look pretty good, but when
fruit and veg Top 10:So many tomatoes that the scent of them envelopes me as I enter the greenhouse. I’ll grow cherry ones, yellow ones, black ones and large, knobbly ones.
Rows and rows of garlic, both soft- and hard-necked.
Enough aubergines to live
.Nectaroscordum grows from a bulb, and is part of the allium (or onion) family. In fact it used to be called Allium bulgaricum until the nomenclaturists stepped in a few years ago. While I'm always smitten by the spherical flowers of most alliums (for example the tennis
, for those of you who have not met it before, is the most phenomenally over-the-top cherry tree. A vast amount of frothy white blossom that is spectacular for a week or so in May.Here are the first leaves of Rosa rugosa 'Snowdon', a wildish rose that I have
. It produces sweet-tasting cherry tomatoes and has shown some resistance to splitting.Tomato - 'Maskotka'Sweetcorn grows well in the UK, if placed in a sunny position. The sweetcorn variety 'Mirai' produces three small cobs (approx. 20cm each) per plant
.I love the way home-grown salads start off as a meagre collection of leaves in spring, then steadily grow as tomatoes, broad beans and other ingredients are ready to harvest. The watercress growing in my pond is always the first leaf crop I pick, followed
stripes with age. It rarely flowers, but may produce beautiful pink, puffball blooms. Albizia julibrissin grows to a height of 12m.Albizia julibrissinThe paper-bark maple is a slow-growing small tree with dark green leaves that turn a rich, crimson colour