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by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Sprout plant bugs....
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

They could be whitefly.

Coat a piece of cardboard with heavy grease.
Hold it grease side down.
Move it slowly over the brassica.
The whitefly will leap up and stick to the grease.

:cheers:
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Wabbit Wispering
Replies: 17
Views: 6314

Genie,

You should read, mark and inwardly digest Stoneheads signature.
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Leeds, West Yorks
Replies: 14
Views: 3849

Hi Alicej,

Everyone has a pic of Margo to begin with.

It changes with numbers of posts.

When we're grownup we can have our own.

Welcome.

PS

The spellcheck imp is sulking too.
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Spell checker
Replies: 15
Views: 9559

Spell checker

The spellchecking imp is playing games.

It keeps opening the website.

Can you smack its bottom and ask it to stick to spells?
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Watering......
Replies: 17
Views: 4928

All the shower water goes onto the soft fruit (into the ground below them, actually). All the washing-up water goes into the half-barrel with the fig (and the tomato plants Margaret has co-planted). Any that's left goes over newly sown veg seed. While the South-East of England has hosepipe restricti...
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Plums from seed
Replies: 26
Views: 12033

We started with a couple of plum trees that my old dad (bit of a wine expert) gave to me. He thought they were suckers, but they are seedlings. The squirrels sowed the seeds around our garden and now they are a weed. Every tree (we probably have 20 or 30 now) produces a slightly different type of pl...
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: BLUEBERRYS
Replies: 16
Views: 7909

Shirlz2005 wrote:Must look into the seed possibilities - much cheaper than plants but is it effective.


Sadly, no. :cry: They won't come true to type.

Try cuttings. :lol:
I just push pruned branches into the ground and wait.
About 80% root.
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Figs?
Replies: 15
Views: 7382

So the figs that are forming now are going to fall off? Probably. Possibly. Don't worry about it. Thing is, our Summer is not really long enough and our winters are too cold. If we get a really mild winter, they'll stay on. If we then get a warm sunny Summer they'll ripen, and you'll drool. While t...
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: BLUEBERRYS
Replies: 16
Views: 7909

Millymollymandy wrote:Right that's decided, I shall get some blueberries. I thought they would be sour like redcurrants!


When your redcurrants turn red leave them on the bush for another week (at least). Keep tasting one or two.

They get sweeter and sweeter.
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: virtual apple pruning!
Replies: 39
Views: 15457

Hedgewizard,

You did exactly the right thing :lol:

Do the Summer pruning in September (no kidding!) by cutting off the long whippy growth to two leaves.

That's it.

You'll get no apples next year: maybe not on 2008: but then it'll be great.
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Tayberries
Replies: 15
Views: 8122

Andy,

You should be eating Tayberries about now.

Has it outgrown the site yet?
No?
Wait until next year :mrgreen:
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Mulberry trees
Replies: 26
Views: 11263

GQT says lots of things cheezy, but our walnut was fruiting within 5 years. Pity Margaret is allergic to nuts. Now that the walnut is twenty there is no room in the garden for a mulberry. I've offered to cut down the walnut and plant a mulberry instead, but she would would bury me under it in very s...
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cranberries
Replies: 15
Views: 6676

I wish we could grow cranbrries: our soil is not nearly acid enough.

Let us know how you get on.
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: elderberry poinson?
Replies: 19
Views: 9373

My old dad used to make elderberry wine: it was fantastic :mrgreen: My old mum used to make elderberry tarts and pies: they were delicious :lol: The smell of elderflower gives me a very serious (off work for several days serious) headache, so I ruthlessly grub out every sign of elder. Elder trees ar...
by Selby
Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Figs?
Replies: 15
Views: 7382

Monty is SO right: restrict the roots. Ours is in a half-barrel, in a very sheltered sunny corner, and is watered with used washing-up water. It's growing really well. New figs are produced more-or-less continuously. Every winter the tiny figs fall off: it's too cold for them. Every spring new ones ...

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