Fruit/Veg of the day

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John J

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Re: Fruit/Veg of the day
« Reply #90 on: October 10, 2016, 08:25:37 AM »
Not a bad crop on our Medlar tree this year despite the lack of winter rain.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Fermi

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« Reply #91 on: November 03, 2016, 12:50:22 PM »
We've never had much luck with cauliflowers but this year decided to try one of the purple varieties with our first decent cauliflower ever!
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John J

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« Reply #92 on: June 03, 2017, 01:12:58 PM »
Some time ago I posted a photo of Sideritis perfoliata growing in our garden. Here in Cyprus we have an endemic Ironwort, Sideritis cypria that grows in a very few locations in the Pentadaktylos mountain range in the north of the island. It is listed in the Red Data Book as Endangered. Today I was fortunate enough to see one for the first time in the garden of a friend. The general difference between the two plants is quite striking.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Joanna Savage

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« Reply #93 on: June 04, 2017, 05:23:05 AM »
Hello John, there are three species of Sideritis on this garden, cypria, phlomoides and syriaca. All plants came from Gerard Weiner, pepiniere Vaugines at Lucca Murabilia 2016. So far all seem to be flowering well so I could send seed to you in due course if you would like it. They are now growing in a pot with sharp drainage and plenty of sun as I lost a previous S. cypria in winter. It is one of my favourite grey leaved plants.

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John J

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Re: Fruit/Veg of the day
« Reply #94 on: June 04, 2017, 07:34:08 AM »
Joanna that would be fantastic and very generous. If you could let me know when you have any seeds ready I'll send an email with my address. Thank you.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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John J

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« Reply #95 on: June 15, 2017, 06:52:07 AM »
Not a single fruit of the day but the result of my wife's early morning walk around the garden.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

David Dickinson

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« Reply #96 on: June 15, 2017, 10:20:19 AM »
Lucky you. Last year the plum tree was full of fruit - most of which was eaten by Monk Parakeets - but this year frost killed all the flowers and I have not even one plum. The lemons too suffered. Many of them have mushy areas in them which are brown. Also due to frost damage. On a positive note, the new lemon crop is starting to develop now.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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Fleur Pavlidis

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Re: Fruit/Veg of the day
« Reply #97 on: June 26, 2017, 06:28:48 PM »
David and John, can you give some advice to Sandy about apples and pears?
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David Dickinson

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« Reply #98 on: June 27, 2017, 02:38:09 AM »
I have just seen this today by clicking on "recent unread posts". Clicking on "unread posts" throws up nothing so there is something amiss.  In answer to your question, I am afraid that I am not much use. I inherited a garden with two lemon trees and one plum tree. Even with those I have little idea of how to prune them etc. I have no knowledge of either apple or pear trees I'm afraid  :)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0C. Summer temperatures up to 40C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

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John J

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« Reply #99 on: June 27, 2017, 05:05:10 AM »
Fleur, I assume you are referring to Sandy who posted on 'Apple tree woes'? Personally I would not even attempt to grow pears here as we can experience temps as high as 40 degrees in summer. I mentioned on the above post that we do grow a variety of apple that has a proven record of surviving these conditions. Once picked the fruit does not keep well and needs to be used within a reasonable period of time, so they are generally used for cooking rather than as conventional eating apples.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)