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by Odsox
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Apple ID anyone

No, I've got a Discovery, DnD, and that's a lot earlier and a totally different flavour.

I Googled Diplomat apple variety Weedo, but without much success. I haven't heard of it and it seems the rest of the world hasn't either. :iconbiggrin:
by Odsox
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Here
Replies: 7
Views: 88

Re: New Here

Hi Hanna, welcome to our forum :wave:
by Odsox
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Apple ID anyone

I just looked up Katy and I don't think it's that, and it's not a Cox as the colour is wrong. Every apple is a deep maroon red with just a hint of green at the stem end. It doesn't really matter of course, but it is a bit annoying not to know. As it was from Lidl I would have thought it would be a m...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New Person Saying Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: New Person Saying Hello

Hello Ascerti, welcome to our forum. :wave:
I hope you find some of our posts useful and to give you some encouragement to follow your dream.
You are among like minded people here.
by Odsox
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apple ID anyone
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Apple ID anyone

I have an apple tree that I have no idea what variety it is. It was bought from Lidl at an end of season sale price, I think I paid a Euro for it and it was labelled as a Bramley. The rootstock is very dwarfing, it's about 10 years old now and it has grown no taller than 1 metre, and is loaded with ...
by Odsox
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Winter storms

Green Aura wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:05 pm
It looks to be missing us out, for once. I hope your travel plans go to plan.
Not necessarily Maggie, this is the long range forecast for Thursday midnight.
We are sailing on the Dublin > Holyhead ferry, so not as exposed as further south.
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by Odsox
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Winter storms
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Winter storms

Well it looks like the summer calm is soon over with Hurricane Helene about to come calling. Murphy has dictated that it will hit Ireland next Tuesday just when we are due to catch the ferry to Wales. Maybe it will be delayed a bit, or better still wander off and annoy someone else. :iconbiggrin: . ...
by Odsox
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

I would advise against getting a "proper job" I wasn't really serious Weedo, I haven't had a job, proper or otherwise, for 25 years and I aint gonna start now. Not that I had many proper jobs before that, as I was mostly self employed. So yes, that allows me to play and try growing new things, just...
by Odsox
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

I know, I should get a "proper job", Flo.
Never mind, winter is coming and I can play with my radios instead and leave all those poor defenceless plants alone. :lol:
by Odsox
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

Also of note, I finally have a pineapple with roots.
That's something I did on purpose, and have tried before and failed.
by Odsox
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: How to grow an Avocado tree

But why do you want to grow an avocado? There's self sufficient and being completely .... See point 7 of my instructions, Flo. Probably because I'm soft hearted when it comes to plants, frinstance I sow more tomato seeds than I want, they all germinate and so I HAVE to grow them all regardless. Suc...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: How to grow an Avocado tree
Replies: 12
Views: 241

How to grow an Avocado tree

'Tis easy. 1 .. Remove stone and eat your Avocado 2 .. Throw stone and skins into your compost bin 3 .. Leave for 6 to 9 months 4 .. Next winter empty compost bin and spread on polytunnel beds 5 .. Wait 2 years and then notice a strange growth in corner of polytunnel 6 .. Dig up strange growth and p...
by Odsox
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Honebody day
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Honebody day

Still picking white grapes for sultanas, I would think we are about half way through.
The black grapes were finished a few weeks ago, not such a good crop as last year for some reason, but we have just over a Kilo of raisins from 7 Kg of fruit.
by Odsox
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Welcome New People Say Hello
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Welcome New People Say Hello

Hi there Twizzle, welcome to our forum. :wave:
by Odsox
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Growing in 2018 weather
Replies: 16
Views: 1287

Re: Growing in 2018 weather

Plums ... Plums .... Plums That reminds me of Spam ... Spam ... Spam (or am I showing my age? :lol: ) Would you believe I have a glut of ..... TOMATOES. I grew fewer plants this year and now have all that we need preserved; dried, bottled puree, bottled chopped, bottled whole, with just the require...