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Forum: United Kingdom 02-08-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Apple Tree Variety?

On 02/08/2020 10:43, april wrote:
I have an old apple tree - at least 40 years old.

It appears to be a cooking ( sour) apple. Is there any way of
finding out what variety it might be? Its...
Forum: United Kingdom 23-07-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 449
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Green Thumb?

On 23/07/2020 02:42, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
On 22/07/2020 22:42, Martin Brown wrote:

A sadder case was the poor unfortunate Russian scientist who found the
first self catalysing...
Forum: United Kingdom 22-07-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 449
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Green Thumb?

On 22/07/2020 18:08, #Paul wrote:
AnthonyL wrote:
Why do scientists need to BELIEVE in anything?

Very interesting question: the short answer is they don't,...
Forum: United Kingdom 22-07-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 449
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Green Thumb?

On 22/07/2020 12:53, AnthonyL wrote:
On Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:20:29 -0000 (UTC), (Nick
Maclaren) wrote:

In article ,
AnthonyL...
Forum: United Kingdom 22-07-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 100
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Long hedge with minimum maintenance

On 22/07/2020 12:31, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
john west wrote:
Someone we know if having to install a hedge due to...
Forum: United Kingdom 18-07-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 449
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Green Thumb?

On 15/07/2020 16:45, AnthonyL wrote:
Any experiences. My near neighbour swears by them and his lawn is in
a far better state than mine. But I'm wary of franchise operations
but presumably...
Forum: United Kingdom 05-07-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 99
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Courgette fruit staying small - long but slim

On 03/07/2020 18:51, David wrote:
On Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:16:10 +0000, David wrote:

The courgettes (three different varieties) are fruiting, but the fruits
are not swelling fully.

The...
Forum: United Kingdom 20-06-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Monkey puzzles

On 19/06/2020 20:50, Chris Hogg wrote:
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 19:49:10 +0100, "Tahiri" wrote:

My thirty year old monkey puzzle grew cones for the first time last year
which will...
Forum: United Kingdom 09-06-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Transplanting courgettes (when grown on a bit)

On 09/06/2020 11:41, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
Martin Brown wrote:

The stems are a bit brittle but they usually...
Forum: United Kingdom 09-06-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Transplanting courgettes (when grown on a bit)

On 08/06/2020 22:14, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
David wrote:
The general advice is, don't.
Which turns out to be pretty...
Forum: United Kingdom 04-06-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 81
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Azelea Problem

On 03/06/2020 21:16, Pwllgloyw wrote:
2 azelea's both white flowered, have this year produced a mass of flower
which have then turned brown before opening. A red azelea and a camelia
in the...
Forum: United Kingdom 30-05-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Seed drill - clusters germinating but gaps

On 28/05/2020 16:40, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
David wrote:
As an experiment I've used a large deep plastic tray/box of...
Forum: United Kingdom 29-05-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 98
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Last year's (still bagged) compost

On 28/05/2020 22:33, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
Jeff Layman wrote:
On 28/05/20 16:43, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article...
Forum: United Kingdom 25-05-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Used compost

On 24/05/2020 17:51, Pwllgloyw wrote:
Wife planted a number of large tubs of spring bulb which have now
finished and the tibs are wanted for the bedding plants.

Clearing out the old soil I...
Forum: United Kingdom 25-05-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 223
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Giant thistle - or what??

On 20/05/2020 08:57, Ian Jackson wrote:
In message , Martin Brown
writes
On 19/05/2020 17:08, Jim S wrote:
On Tue, 19 May...
Forum: United Kingdom 20-05-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 223
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Giant thistle - or what??

On 20/05/2020 12:27, Nick Maclaren wrote:

The one(s) that attack germinating seeds are extremely annoying, and
what I have learnt by trial and error still doesn't enable me to get
a decent...
Forum: United Kingdom 20-05-2020, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 223
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Giant thistle - or what??

On 19/05/2020 17:08, Jim S wrote:
On Tue, 19 May 2020 16:10:47 +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:

This has been growing for some time in the 'wild' part of my garden
(photo here):
...
Forum: United Kingdom 19-05-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
"Weed and feed" - recommendations?

On 18/05/2020 10:08, wrote:

We've recently scarified the main areas of lawn (about 2500m2) so now
thoughts are turning to weed'n'feed, but is it too hot/dry and, if not,
...
Forum: United Kingdom 15-05-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Beech hedge problem

On 15/05/2020 13:32, Broadback wrote:
I have 2 beech hedges on the North side of my garden, about 2 meters
tall. Both have browned ate the top. I suspect it may be the frost (we
have had...
Forum: United Kingdom 14-05-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 89
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Seed and cutting compost?

On 13/05/2020 15:34, David wrote:
I tend to use Multi-Purpose for everything, but my first lot of sowings of
small seeds look to be struggling a bit with the large particle size.

Rub the stuff...
Forum: United Kingdom 12-05-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
courgettes

On 12/05/2020 12:38, Pwllgloyw wrote:
I was given some courgette seeds, which have germinated well. I now
realise that my small veg space is fully committed, so I intend to grow
them in pots...
Forum: United Kingdom 10-05-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 134
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Pollinators

On 09/05/2020 18:03, Jeff Layman wrote:
On 09/05/20 17:04, m06een00 wrote:
Where have all the insects gone?

It's been warm and sunny here for the past few days, and I haven't seen
a...
Forum: United Kingdom 22-04-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Morning glory seeds - soak in tepid water?

On 22/04/2020 18:28, David wrote:
Apart from how you keep water tepid over night.

I've got some Morning Glory Heavenly Blue seeds and the packet says soak
them over night in tepid water.
...
Forum: United Kingdom 19-04-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Speedwell in the lawn

On 19/04/2020 09:27, Another John wrote:
Hi

For the last few years we've had [what I have identified as] speedwell
in our lawn. I annually treat the lawn with "Weed and Feed", which
seems...
Forum: United Kingdom 14-04-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By Martin Brown[_2_]
Old seeds

On 12/04/2020 18:25, Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article ,
Roger Tonkin wrote:

I've planted some Broad Bean seeds...
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