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by fruitfly
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Mysterious bulb plant

is there a way to prevent the rust?
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: Mysterious bulb plant

The stacking effect of the bulbs is odd to me, i know they aren't dahlias as their bulbs are long. The blades are coming from the bulbs in the picture, they're not bits of grass. The clump of bulbs is about 16cm wide.
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Mysterious bulb plant
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Mysterious bulb plant

I dug this up - can you tell what it is?
by fruitfly
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Cherry tree help
Replies: 8
Views: 6392

Re: Cherry tree help

This is a cherry tree in a little raised bed made with some bricks. I've added some fresh compost and used a few bricks around the tree trunk to protect it from the added layer. Is it necessary? If I remove the protective ring of bricks and add a couple or few inches of compost, will the trunk rot o...
by fruitfly
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies
Replies: 23
Views: 18008

Re: 101 natural health and medicinal remedies

Can blackcurrant leaves be used as a remedy for something?
by fruitfly
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Bamboo advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2466

Re: Bamboo advice please!

I'm trying to get rid of a clump. I cut it down but now the bits of cane that are left are rock solid. Can I water with something like salt water and have it die or will I have to dig it out?
by fruitfly
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Apples

those are excellent points to look out for. thanks.
by fruitfly
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Eco friendly insecticide
Replies: 13
Views: 6348

Re: Eco friendly insecticide

Can it be used in the watering can?
by fruitfly
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: 101 Uses For
Topic: For saving money around the house!
Replies: 38
Views: 19099

Re: For saving money around the house!

Microfibre fleece blanket used as a sheet keeps the bed warm if you don't like to use the heating. Plastic sheeting over the windows if you don't have double-glazing. Cut open a tube to extract the most of the product. Invest in a hand-held bidet if you're not metered to save on loo roll - or use cu...
by fruitfly
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Change of Lifestyle

No I haven't. I thought if any of you did, it might give me some good ideas in case I decided to grow things especially, without wasting time and effort. I am creating a little stash of essentials, teabags, milk powder, bottled water, and other items, for if it starts up again as they suggest it mig...
by fruitfly
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Apples

My apples are either James Grieve or Elstar. I've looked at pictures on the internet and they look similar. What is the best way to distinguish between them? It would be nice to know this year what they are.
by fruitfly
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Change of Lifestyle
Replies: 12
Views: 1123

Re: Change of Lifestyle

Are any selfsufficienteers changing what they are growing because of the Covid situation?
by fruitfly
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Any raspberry experts?
Replies: 18
Views: 4829

Re: Any raspberry experts?

What are the disadvantages to moving a raspberry plant now? It's got some fruit on it/
by fruitfly
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Bay leaves
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Bay leaves

my bay tree leaves have been yellowing since last year and it's in a small pot, should it be re-potted or is there something else wrong with it, there is some new growth
by fruitfly
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Apples, pears and blackcurrants
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Apples, pears and blackcurrants

And these are the normal blackcurrants as they have always been and the ones that have something wrong with them, but on one side of the shrub only.