Monthly Archives: October 2014

Saves having to dead head the Geraniums

I was surprised in seeing this one morning. In all 4 tubs, the geraniums had all been neatly browsed off. Save me having dead head them. The chances are it was a roaming munjac deer as opposed to rabbits, as … Continue reading

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Walnut (Juglans Regia) – Red Danube

The Red Danube Walnut (syns Rouge de la Donan, Rode Donau) comes from southern Germany, the breed gets its name from the bright red-coloured nuclear membrane. The kernels are therefore commonly used in patisseries and chocolate factories. It is a … Continue reading

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Autumn Pre leaf fall – Fungicide application

Now is the time to apply a pre leaf fall fungicide application, to peaches, nectarines and plums, in fact all Prunus species. Can also be used on your Quinces, Apples, Pears, Roses and Grape Vines. This is to combat Peach … Continue reading

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Old Grape vine saved – I hope

As if only by luck I happened to visit an elderly lady, on the very day a guy was digging up and binning her recently deceased husbands grape vines. He used to be a master vitner, and was a purchasing … Continue reading

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