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by diggernotdreamer
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello everyone!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1844

Re: Hello everyone!!

Hi Albert, welcome
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: New potatoes for dinner
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: New potatoes for dinner

I must go and search for those potatoes I saw growing a few weeks ago, before a frost. I have also been growing flower sprouts as an alternative to sprouts and they are just like tiny little cabbages, my sprouts always seems to explode anyway so may as well cut out the middle man
by diggernotdreamer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Spring?
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Spring?

In spite of the continuing wet weather and everyone pludging round in 10 feet of mud, my climbing rose bush is full of buds and they seem to be coming out over the last few days and the sweet peas intertwining the rose bush is starting to grow and make buds, just very odd a bit like last December wh...
by diggernotdreamer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica
Replies: 17
Views: 8765

Re: Dig the Fig - The essential guide to all you need to know about figs - Ficus carica

I found this http://www.thefigsofaustralia.com/tag/fruit/, we have national collections of fruit and all sorts in the UK, maybe this person could help you
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples in Cornwall
Replies: 5
Views: 1538

Re: Apples in Cornwall

I bought some fruit trees and I took a bit of a punt on them got them on MM106, I have one called Scotch Bridget which I am really taken with, a good cooking apple, keeps very well into March and mellows into a nice eating apple,, Discover is a great little early eating apple and I have another call...
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: I'm now self sufficient in ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: I'm now self sufficient in ...

I sometimes become self sufficient in egg boxes, that is as exciting as it gets normally
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Mornin'
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

Re: Mornin'

You're a bit like King Arthur then
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Fried apple
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

Re: Fried apple

I have never heard of that, but apple sauce with pork is well known, I guess if you have bacon and sausage, it is quite logical really
by diggernotdreamer
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Anyone growing Satsumas?
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

Re: Anyone growing Satsumas?

I wonder if you could use the satsuma trees from seed as a rootstock and graft other citrus onto it, you could look for scions from other people that way for thornless fruit maybe
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: alcoholic fruit flies
Replies: 5
Views: 2074

Re: alcoholic fruit flies

that is a great tip, they were born in cider vinegar and the other day, in the absence of hard liquor, they took to sitting on my vinegar jug, I may have to make this to get rid of the little drunken feckers once and for all, a great deal of them drowned in some rather nice new world Merlot, the dre...
by diggernotdreamer
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: alcoholic fruit flies
Replies: 5
Views: 2074

Re: alcoholic fruit flies

So, are alcoholic infused Irish flies similar to Spanish fly? :wink:

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by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Peanuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Peanuts

I grew a tiger nut by accident, it must have come out of the bird feeder and I told the Wizard not to mow near it, but he forgot and chopped its head off, maybe it will come back. I love tiger nuts
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: alcoholic fruit flies
Replies: 5
Views: 2074

alcoholic fruit flies

I seem to have created a colony of alcohol fuelled fruit flies in my house. A few weeks ago, I put some apple pulp in a basin with a plate on top which I intended putting in my lidded bucket to make cider vinegar. Being me, I put the bowl on top of the washing machine and forgot all about it, that i...
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: Roses from cuttings

hmmm thanks Weedo, well all the cutting I have taken have been taken from the top of the bushes and are what I know are not from the rootstock, so they should be true to what I took, we have lots of wild roses here a county famous for its wild roses, so might just pop outside and try a cheeky graft....
by diggernotdreamer
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Roses from cuttings
Replies: 6
Views: 1837

Re: Roses from cuttings

:scratch: I just found some rose rootstocks, Rosa Laxa, but I still don't understand how the rose may not come true from a cutting