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Yesterday at 21:34:37 by winecap
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A few years ago I collected a couple of bags of apples from a tree on waste ground. They were great -  slightly russet skin, quite sweet, somewhat nutty, with a rich fruity flavour. They were mostly yellow/tan coloured, and most notably, about the size of a grapefruit and similar in shape. I suspect the tree had been part of an old orchard as there were a couple of other trees there. Unfortunately, the tree was dead the following year. I have never been able to put a name to it, but wonder if anybody can suggest something. I would love to get hold of a tree.
Yesterday at 15:19:50 by davholla | Views: 73 | Comments: 4

I have a mixture of edible and non edible plants in pots.
Gooseberries, Blueberries, roses etc.  For the Gooseberries and roses I have in the past every winter  removed the planter at the bottom and let the water run out so they don't get water logged, but is that a mistake?  Should I stand them on something so the pot doesn't lose fertility?
Yesterday at 07:23:34 by ACE
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I lost my sprout seedlings due to my nice neighbour turning my watering system off when I was on holiday earlier in the year. He kept hearing water running and was worried I had a leak, it was the automatic watering system and he was not to know. Anyway when we got back most of my seedlings had withered away, so I chucked them and started again. Surprise, surprise they picked up on the compost heap so I planted the originals and I have some good Brussel sprouts coming on. The seeds I replaced also came up but a bit late really to put in, but I did and now I have these lovey little brussels  with no sprouts but the little round leaves are bug free and perfect. Waste not want not, I picked a bunch and we cooked them up. Excellent taste and texture, I remember now back in the early 50's that sprouts were used leaves and all, I suppose people got used to doing it during the war when anything edible was used. This is not a thing I usually do nowadays as there are plenty of alternatives for greens during the winter. Does anybody else eat sprout leaves?
October 24, 2016, 21:21:23 by Borlotti
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We went to Majorca for 10 days and Dulce was well looked after.  Grandson stayed here to look after him, and fed him twice a day.  Next door was on alert and apparently he also went there morning and evening for take away meals. He has made friends with Eros, next doors rescue cat, so that is OK.  I don't believe with dressing cats up but couldn't resist showing him my new knitted scarf and he tolerated the Xmas hat for a few seconds.  Can't wait to see the film 'A cat called Bob' but hope it isn't a big disappointment like the film 'A girl on the train'.


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