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  Topic: This looks Grim
Tristan

Replies: 17
Views: 4555
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jul 17, 11 4:26 pm   Subject: This looks Grim
I suspect some of this, or something very like it, has got into the compost I got from our local composting facility.
On another note I have recently heard of a problem with manure from animals wor ...
  Topic: Parsley and Coriander hints sought
Tristan

Replies: 11
Views: 3676
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 11 8:47 pm   Subject: Parsley and Coriander hints sought

I guess it's not to late to do another sowing now?

I hadn't realised parsley would self seed

EV

I often sow parsley into july for overwintering under cover but my home patch has bee ...
  Topic: Re-planting asparagus
Tristan

Replies: 4
Views: 1777
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 11 8:42 pm   Subject: Re-planting asparagus
Yes, move asparagus in the autumn.
Dig trenches about 18 inches wide and 12 inches deep and put as much rotted manure/well rotted compost as you can get hold of in a ridge under the plants before rep ...
  Topic: Parsley and Coriander hints sought
Tristan

Replies: 11
Views: 3676
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 11 8:34 pm   Subject: Parsley and Coriander hints sought
As coriander is an annual it will try to produce seed in the first year as it doesn't produce a storage organ. Pick it as hard as you can and freeze it in ice cubes for use in sauces in the winter, an ...
  Topic: Juniper
Tristan

Replies: 5
Views: 2409
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 11 9:07 pm   Subject: Juniper
Most junpers will recover from a hard prune, take it from a chainsaw-wielding maniac. Not all bear fruit however. Is it prostrate or fastigiate?
  Topic: Uses for wood chippings
Tristan

Replies: 12
Views: 7305
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Jun 04, 11 8:55 pm   Subject: Uses for wood chippings
From a gardeners point of view they only rob nitrogen if you mix or dig them into the soil. Used as a mulch with a barrier layer of cardboard or newspaper they suppress weeds and gradually compost do ...
  Topic: New Garden Project
Tristan

Replies: 17
Views: 6848
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 10 11:05 am   Subject: New Garden Project
If you are in a fairly new house the boggy spots may be from heavy building machinery. I've found some really deep smeared clay pits where forklifts have been or even from the jack legs of a JCB.
Co ...
  Topic: Sarcococca (Christmas Box) snapped by snowfall :(
Tristan

Replies: 7
Views: 2874
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 10 11:49 am   Subject: Sarcococca (Christmas Box) snapped by snowfall :(
I've found they propagate easily by division, so much so that cuttings are scarcely worthwhile. They are not that easy to strike.
  Topic: Grafting Aubergines
Tristan

Replies: 5
Views: 2227
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 10 12:46 pm   Subject: Grafting Aubergines
I'd forgotten just how odd this place is

  Topic: Grafting Aubergines
Tristan

Replies: 5
Views: 2227
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 10 11:00 am   Subject: Grafting Aubergines
I'm thinking of grafting the aubergines to tomato rootstocks this year as an insurance against another indifferent summer.

Has anyone got any recommendations for a suitable rootstock variety?

I ...
  Topic: fruit trees
Tristan

Replies: 6
Views: 1678
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 10 10:42 am   Subject: fruit trees
Won't the bonemeal scorch the roots that stick out of the bottom of the rootball?
  Topic: Camon C8 rotovator
Tristan

Replies: 1
Views: 1916
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 09 2:23 pm   Subject: Camon C8 rotovator
Anyone interested in one of these?
It's got the honda 8hp engine, good tines, bit scruffy (like owner) but not abused.

I'm after about 350 for it.

Can email photos if required.
  Topic: Rootstock suppliers
Tristan

Replies: 14
Views: 9350
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 09 3:34 pm   Subject: Rootstock suppliers
Excellent idea. I love the old Herefordshire orchards, used to collect mistletoe in the ones round Leominster as a kid.

If the plan comes off I'll probably need more than they'd want to supply, bu ...
  Topic: Rootstock suppliers
Tristan

Replies: 14
Views: 9350
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 09 11:56 am   Subject: Rootstock suppliers
Hardwood or semi-ripe? Ive just stooled an old plum and grafted a gage to the resulting stocks. Looking good so far but purely experimental. one of those 'I wonder what happens if I.......' moments
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  Topic: Rootstock suppliers
Tristan

Replies: 14
Views: 9350
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 09 11:46 am   Subject: Rootstock suppliers
The local estate is moving to arable from mixed farming and so a few of my gardening customers will no longer be able to rent ont their fields for stock grazing. I'm working on persuading them to conv ...
 
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