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  Topic: Kiwi berries?
yummersetter

Replies: 16
Views: 10458
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 18 5:44 pm   Subject: Kiwi berries?
Harvesting the mini-kiwis this week. They should ripen in the fruit store by mid December.


http://www.downsizer.net/gallery/29634/JRL181118i2415kiwis.jpg
  Topic: ki el bahara is deceased
yummersetter

Replies: 22
Views: 10842
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 18 8:15 pm   Subject: ki el bahara is deceased
Oh no, thats awful. Such dreadful news, so sorry dpack
  Topic: Kiwi berries?
yummersetter

Replies: 16
Views: 10458
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 18 7:01 pm   Subject: Kiwi berries?
this is my Issai - mind you I have had quite a lot of mis-labelled kiwis from different nurseries so I wouldn't stake my life on it being correct


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  Topic: Kiwi berries?
yummersetter

Replies: 16
Views: 10458
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 18 9:45 pm   Subject: Kiwi berries?
If that blob is a fruit it looks much smaller than mine, which is the size of a damson. I'll take a pic tomorrow. The leaves aren't right either.
  Topic: Kiwi berries?
yummersetter

Replies: 16
Views: 10458
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 18 9:00 am   Subject: Kiwi berries?
I grow Issai ( though mine is small, it isn't smoothskinned, being more like a normal large kiwi.)

They take a while to ripen, I pick them in November at the time the leaves are falling, and start ...
  Topic: Wildlife
yummersetter

Replies: 301
Views: 91165
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 18 11:06 am   Subject: Wildlife
Having had no sparrows here since the 1980s, a small gang of half a dozen spent last winter in the pyracantha columns just outside the studio. This summer they've come out every couple of weeks to pre ...
  Topic: when a vet says...
yummersetter

Replies: 10
Views: 5139
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 18 12:38 pm   Subject: when a vet says...
Ah, that's why I hesitated before posting. Hey ho.
  Topic: when a vet says...
yummersetter

Replies: 10
Views: 5139
PostForum: Livestock and Pets   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 18 1:22 pm   Subject: when a vet says...
Fingers very crossed that this is temporary or easily treatable. I'm not skilled or trained in vet matters but read a lot, and the first thought that came to mind was canine herpes . . . has that be ...
  Topic: Best Plum Variety
yummersetter

Replies: 8
Views: 8072
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 18 11:19 am   Subject: Best Plum Variety
I like plums eaten under the tree, too, and our finest quality fruit is still Kirke's Blue ( and the wasps agree).

We had lots of huge fruit on the Opal tree this year - left on the tree till its r ...
  Topic: Worst Plum varieties
yummersetter

Replies: 2
Views: 7179
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 18 10:33 am   Subject: Worst Plum varieties
We've had a bad year with the Japanese and cross-species plums, only two have survived ( canker has been rife, and has also taken out a Mesch Mesch apricot, half a large peach tree, Gypsy plum). The c ...
  Topic: Garden Birdwatch 2018
yummersetter

Replies: 13
Views: 12753
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 18 12:39 pm   Subject: Garden Birdwatch 2018
Rooky racket at sunset yesterday - our rookery has had about a dozen birds through the winter, but there was so much din I went out to look. Great excitement as about 150 rooks were flying round the t ...
  Topic: Garden Birdwatch 2018
yummersetter

Replies: 13
Views: 12753
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 18 10:15 am   Subject: Garden Birdwatch 2018
Not just us with Birdwatch then, its always an unusually quiet time here, but there are birds everywhere a couple of days later.
  Topic: hosting videos for website
yummersetter

Replies: 6
Views: 7796
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 18 4:17 pm   Subject: hosting videos for website
Bella has a glorious arrogance and takes heed of no-one's approval or otherwise.

A good frame, strong muscles, a heart-warming colour and a joyous mentality, her pedigree lists good dogs I've kno ...
  Topic: hosting videos for website
yummersetter

Replies: 6
Views: 7796
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 18 10:31 am   Subject: hosting videos for website
I think this was the only place in the online WORLD where I hadn't mentioned Bella's triumph

Thank you, YouTube it is then . . I've only been a watcher not a poster so far so will investiga ...
  Topic: Which apples, pears, plums?
yummersetter

Replies: 35
Views: 47910
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 18 2:53 pm   Subject: Which apples, pears, plums?
In that case, its likely the varieties would be from Robert Hogg's 'The Fruit Manual: A Guide to the Fruits and Fruit Trees of Great Britain' the BIble of Victorian fruit growing plus newer introducti ...
 
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