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Forum: United Kingdom 10-04-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Jim Jackson
Battery self-propelled mowers

On 2020-04-10, Jeff Layman wrote:
Anyone got one? If so, what is your opinion?

Yes, we bought one 4 years ago. A Cobra Self Propelled Cordless Mower,
model MX46S-40V....
Forum: United Kingdom 18-10-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 902
Posted By Jim Jackson
Plant IDs, anyone?

On 2019-10-18, Another John wrote:
Hello folks: can anyone identify two plants that are currently
prospering in our garden? I hope you can see them at

Forum: United Kingdom 17-10-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Jim Jackson
French Bean??

On 2019-10-16, Charlie Pridham wrote:
This was my first year growing these (normally grow runners) after a
shaky start they have grown well and cropped well, they...
Forum: United Kingdom 07-07-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By Jim Jackson
Blackcurrants gone!

For the past 30 years I've grown lots of soft fruit. I net the red
currants - otherwise the birds get them - but I don't bother netting
blackcurrants and get plenty of berries (20-35 lbs).

Forum: United Kingdom 11-04-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Jim Jackson
A genuine Cox's Orange Pippin

I was surprised how nice a golden delicious apple could be when grown
slowly on a dwarfing rootstock and ripened on the tree. The pumped up
water flavoured supermarket things are nothing...
Forum: United Kingdom 11-04-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By Jim Jackson
A genuine Cox's Orange Pippin

On 2018-04-11, john west wrote:
Having spent part of my childhood in Kent, i know a genuine Cox's Orange
Pippin apple when i bite into one.
A while ago we bought...
Forum: United Kingdom 04-10-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Jim Jackson
Autumn Raspberries?

On 2012-10-04, Broadback wrote:
Last Winter I planted some Autumn Raspberries, whereas to date I have
only grown Summer ones. I am very disappointed with the...
Forum: United Kingdom 13-04-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By Jim Jackson
Fruit tree prices

On 2012-04-11, Christina Websell wrote:
Bramleys are a triploid, you will need two different apple trees to
pollinate it.

Just being a bit pedantic.

Forum: United Kingdom 05-03-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Jim Jackson
why no sprouting on my Purple sprouting?

On 2012-03-01, Moonraker wrote:
There is no sign of any "sprouting" on my purple sprouting broccoli, I
had none last year, can anyone suggest why? I suspect it will be too...
Forum: United Kingdom 14-12-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Jim Jackson
Pruning Young Apple Tree

Last November I bought a 2-year bare-root family apple tree from
Blackmoor. On M26 stock I have Discovery, James Grieve and

After planting I cut back the branches by...
Forum: United Kingdom 28-11-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Jim Jackson
Pruning Fruit Trees

On 2011-11-28, Roger Tonkin wrote:
Off to see daughter on Wednesday. Last night she calmly request that I
bring my lopers and prune her apple and pear trees! She moved in...
Forum: United Kingdom 22-11-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,683
Posted By Jim Jackson
A bit of a ticking off!

We are no longer allowed to put up a sign "Beware of the Dog" in the UK.



In fact I beleive we have to rely on not being killed or injured while we
sleep, and if we are then...
Forum: United Kingdom 25-10-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By Jim Jackson
Care of Ashmead's Kernel Apple Trees

On 2011-10-22, Steve Harris wrote:
I've grown this splendid apple for around 9 years and I'm starting to get
the hang of it. So I've put up a web page:

Forum: United Kingdom 01-10-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By Jim Jackson
Autumn Raspberries recommendations pls

On 2011-09-22, Moonraker wrote:
On 21/09/2011 21:47, Janet Tweedy wrote:
In article , Jake
Forum: United Kingdom 18-02-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By Jim Jackson
Honeyberries soil requirements

On 2011-02-17, Compo in Caithness wrote:
Can anyone having experience of growing honeyberries tell me if they
have any specific soil requirements, please?

Forum: United Kingdom 18-02-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By Jim Jackson
Any ideas on quality etc etc of fruit trees from Deacon's, any experiences plz

On 2011-02-15, Mike Lyle wrote:
On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:48:00 GMT, "spender"

Any ideas on quality etc etc of fruit trees from...
Forum: United Kingdom 04-11-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,036
Posted By Jim Jackson
Raspberry Varieties

On 2010-10-10, Frank Booth Snr wrote:
I'm considering orderong some new canes. Does anyone have some advice on
recommended simmer varieties, particularly regarding flavour?...
Forum: United Kingdom 02-09-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Jim Jackson
Mildew on curcurbits

On 2010-09-01, David WE Roberts wrote:
My outdoor cucumber and courgette seem to have been almost totally wiped out
by mildew.
The butternut squash is...
Forum: United Kingdom 02-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By Jim Jackson
Apples seem to be early this year

On 2010-08-27, Chris ] wrote:
Apples seem to be early this year.

Still not picked our Discovery yet. We have had a fair numbers
of windfalls - which does not mean the apples are...
Forum: United Kingdom 19-08-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Jim Jackson
Another New Raspberry Question

On 2010-08-19, Roger Tonkin wrote:
My current summer fruiting raspberries are on their last legs. Having
had them for about 15 years, over this last few years they have...
Forum: United Kingdom 09-08-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Jim Jackson
New raspberries question

On 2010-08-06, Mike Lyle wrote:
Jim Jackson wrote:
This procedure works. Every year, in my 15 year old autumn fruiting
patch, I leave any good unfruited...
Forum: United Kingdom 06-08-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Jim Jackson
Repeat fruiting blackberries

On 2010-08-06, Bob Hobden wrote:
Doing some research and came across this article.
Looks like we will soon have blackberries (non-GM too) that crop twice a

Forum: United Kingdom 06-08-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Jim Jackson
New raspberries question

The latter. Raspberries (and most semi-woody rubi) crop on the
previous year's growth, which dies off in the following winter.
Cut them out now, and you will get no crop next year,...
Forum: United Kingdom 29-04-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,682
Posted By Jim Jackson
Help with apple tree

Rusty Hinge wrote:
Mike Buckley wrote:
We moved into a house last July, and I was pleased to get a good crop of
(I think) Discovery apples from one tree....
Forum: United Kingdom 22-04-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,412
Posted By Jim Jackson
Cauliflower planting. (was Rocket seeds again!)

Rusty Hinge wrote:
Glad you said 'almost' - you shouldn't transplant cauliflowers or you'll
only get tiny curds.
That may explain a lot. Are...
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