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the fruit. My experience has shown that old 'tried and tested' favourites are often better than new varieties described in catalogues.Flavour isn't the only consideration when choosing an apple tree. What form should your apple tree take? Apples are trained
on, then I won't be disappointed if they don't perform as well as my 'tried and tested' favourites.
out with a kettle of boiling water to melt the snow and give birds some fresh water to drink. Peanut and seed feeders have been replenished, too, so food and water are available to all my regular feathered friends.Cold weather tests the hardiness
and saw some wonderful melons growing outside. The experts at T&M were putting some new seed selections to the test, and the results looked very promising. Visiting the trials in August, I could see that some of the plants growing in quite an exposed site
' that form part of my garden every year, such as coriander, salad leaves, dwarf sunflowers and 'Gardeners' Delight' tomatoes. I can't cut back on any of these, but then there are new varieties to try, as they all look so much better than my tried and tested
that will flower next year. And so the cycle continues. All I had to do, many years ago now, was sow the poached egg plants in the first place. And I pass on this 'tried and tested' advice in the hope that others will sow and grow this cheap and cheerful annual
fairly limited.By growing your own you can be sure of what you're getting, and like all gardeners I have some 'tried and tested' favourites that I believe are hard to beat for flavour. To my taste, tomato 'Gardener's Delight' is perfection itself. You don