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I’ve just posted this question over at UKVegGardeners but thought I’d post it here too – all suggestions very gratefully received! I’ve not really grown any fruit before but have big plans for 2011 (don’t we all?). As well as getting some (currently on order) trees in and containers of soft berries etc, I’ve had [...]

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Having missed the window last year, we are keen to get some fruit trees plants this autumn – but it’s not as easy as we thought it would be. The difficulty is partly, mostly our own fault of course. We could buy misc off-the-shelf trees from a garden centre but since we’ve only really got [...]

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So last week, we went fishing for fruit on the mystery fruit tree outside our kitchen window. We collected 5.5kg of the plum-ish fruit, probably sacrificed as much the floor gods, and there is still a fair bit up there (albeit not terribly accessible). We’re not sure if they’re wild plum or cherry plum as [...]

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Over the last week or so, we’ve slowly been watching the mystery fruit (on the mystery fruit tree outside our kitchen window) turn from green to deep red. We had no idea that the tree was a fruiting one until green baubles started appearing earlier in the summer and still aren’t quite sure what the [...]

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I’ve just had a few days offline to clear my head a bit – I spent a lot of time reading, resting & DSing so it wasn’t as productive as four days off work usually is, but there are a few things to report: Massive egg update The supersized chicken egg we got on Monday [...]

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