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  Topic: Fruit - what are you planting?
Marches

Replies: 36
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PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 13 9:37 pm   Subject: Fruit - what are you planting?
I planted a red haven peach tree about a month ago.
  Topic: Bay tree seedlings
Marches

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Views: 18472
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 13 9:29 pm   Subject: Bay tree seedlings
I saw a woman by two bay trees at 70 each the other day! I almost died. 140 for two fairly boring looking trees, what's wrong with people, how can they waste so much money?
  Topic: Chilli Geekery 2013
Marches

Replies: 34
Views: 93461
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 13 9:25 pm   Subject: Chilli Geekery 2013
I might grow chillis myself this year.
  Topic: If Your Soil Is Pathetic
Marches

Replies: 3
Views: 3020
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 13 9:24 pm   Subject: If Your Soil Is Pathetic
"There's no such thing as bad soil, just bad gardeners"

Even a poor rocky soil can grow something, in such cases one has to find crops suitable for the soil instead of planting just anything.
  Topic: Which fan trained plum?
Marches

Replies: 51
Views: 23479
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 13 11:40 am   Subject: Which fan trained plum?
With apple fruits being imported from all over the world I doubt there's much added risk importing trees from across the channel.

In the case of phytoptheras soil brought in with tree roots appears ...
  Topic: Which fan trained plum?
Marches

Replies: 51
Views: 23479
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 13 11:15 am   Subject: Which fan trained plum?
If you have room for both, the Fiesta should pollinate the Elstar, which appears to be self-sterile. I wouldn't judge any fruit by its performance in 2012, which was a good year for growing but a bad ...
  Topic: Which fan trained plum?
Marches

Replies: 51
Views: 23479
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 13 12:11 am   Subject: Which fan trained plum?
Rather than 'The Fruit Expert', have a look at the Orange Pippin website.
The majority of the apples sold in non-specialist shops are difficult varieties. Bramleys are enormous growing sterile triplo ...
  Topic: Which fan trained plum?
Marches

Replies: 51
Views: 23479
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 13 10:11 pm   Subject: Which fan trained plum?
Sorry, not keen on cheap supermarket trees, I've wasted time and space on them. And I like to support committed growers who grow special varieties - the 15 difference when looked at over the 50 year ...
  Topic: Which fan trained plum?
Marches

Replies: 51
Views: 23479
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 13 2:14 pm   Subject: Which fan trained plum?
Sorry, not keen on cheap supermarket trees, I've wasted time and space on them. And I like to support committed growers who grow special varieties - the 15 difference when looked at over the 50 year ...
  Topic: Which fan trained plum?
Marches

Replies: 51
Views: 23479
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 13 12:45 pm   Subject: Which fan trained plum?
Thanks for mentioning the Keepers sale - I bought Avalon and Bohemian Zwetsche plums yesterday, and also Scrumptious apple and Golden Sphere mirabelle/cherry plum for a friend.

Excellent - so plea ...
  Topic: Grape vines
Marches

Replies: 16
Views: 8186
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 13 6:02 pm   Subject: Grape vines
Most of the labels had fallen off by the time they got to us, so we haven't a clue what's what, and because we're normally too busy with the orchard the grapes suffer deep neglect. Never really had mu ...
  Topic: Grape Vines
Marches

Replies: 14
Views: 5683
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu Feb 07, 13 12:13 am   Subject: Re: Grape Vines
Going through the plan for the garden I've realised that I have enough room on a south (ish) facing wall for a couple of vines.
Whilst I am a keen homebrewer, I am guessing that most of the harvest w ...
  Topic: paper whites.
Marches

Replies: 3
Views: 2321
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 13 11:48 pm   Subject: Re: paper whites.
Will they rebloom inside? If not will they survive outside in this country?

In the south west they will, in the rest of the country it depends. They can survive a mild winter like this one so far, ...
  Topic: Hemp.
Marches

Replies: 15
Views: 7996
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 13 11:45 pm   Subject: Hemp.
Hemp seeds are quite a good health food, apparently they contain basically everything.
There's a commercial grower in Devon, "Good Hemp protein" that makes all sorts from it. They make protein p ...
  Topic: Grape vines
Marches

Replies: 16
Views: 8186
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 13 11:30 pm   Subject: Re: Grape vines
Just ordered 30 vines (all dessert) from Sunnybank nurseries http://vinenursery.netfirms.com

He's a lovely guy, an enthusiast not a commercial nursery which must be why he's so cheap, very good for ...
 
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