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Different Flowers On Your Fruit Tree ?

A query came in via twitter thanks to @Carolewelan and @Psneeze that I thought may be worth sharing:

@DoneganGardens? RT @jennyfoxe Can anyone explain why our tree has two completely different blossoms on it?

This image was attached:

I replied:

can’t see all of tree, but appears as tho shoots are coming from the base of the tree. Most apples are… grafted. ie. The bottom/ rootstock joined to stem from n entirely diff tree joined. Simply prune off. brutal video – but visual may explain better 🙂

I like Jenny’s response:

@DoneganGardens I think it’s cherries. We’re going to leave it. I like its freakishness. Thanks 🙂

To which I should and could only reply:

@jennyfoxe freakishness not great for the main plant, i only provide the info. however your tree makes you smile *is* the best option 🙂

The Sodcast – Episode 7

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The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.


Listen to The Sodcast in MP3 – or – as always you can subscribe or/ and listen to the podcast via iTunes.

Alternatively you can subscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed Episode 6 of the garden podcast ?

First Up:

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the #sodcast is still sitting pretty in the new and noteworthy section of iTunes and has been rated 15 times. 14 of them 5 stars* and just 1 4 star*. There are also more comments than you can shake a stick at in the reviews. If you disagree or think it should change in any way…. go there leave a comment and simply write:

Peter, will you ever shut up!

….and then rate it as 1 star* For the moment, I guess it seems I’m doing ok for you. 😉

On The Blog This Week:

Images For The Podcast:

This Weeks Oddities:

My favourite of the week has to be this from Bates Nursery – an article called Gardening for the iPod generation. First ask what is Ireland doing and then read the following….

The British Association of Garden Designers has previously suggested that if nothing was done to make gardening more trendy, then future generations would no longer take it up as a hobby. It is hoped that aesthetically pleasing and functional garden products such as these will reverse the declining interest in gardening and encourage the so-called “iPod generation” to take up horticulture as a hobby.

And Finally:

While over in London at #nokiaworld – I interviewed Pat Phelan. Then I recorded this little bit of footage….



Home Grown Beets

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I grew these beetroots from seed about two months ago and as you can gather from the empty pot I simply cropped them as they were required. They are probably one of the easiest things ever to grow and develop fairly quickly.

I chose to sow them in plug cells first and then pot them on. The ones I grew are the Boltardy variety. That said, I’m not intended on being a commercial beetroot farmer any time soon – my advice, if you can’t find this variety, simply pick up a packet of whatever is available and work away. The boltardy ones however tend not to wish to bolt [the production of flower and therefore seed too soon] as fast and also have a really good flavour.

I never paid much attention to the sowing calender guides on the back of the packets. I also applied the one for the slug one for me rule here. After that, I chose as you see to do mine in pots, mainly so I could put them by the back door of the kitchen.

Not much else to to it…. and of course any questions, just pop a comment in below.

The Sodcast – Episode 2

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The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.


Listen to The Sodcast in MP3 – or – as always you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

Alternatively you can subscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed last weeks garden podcast ?

First Up:

This week the sodcast podcast was accepted by iTunes. Find the sodcast on iTunes here. If you like it please pop over and give it a vote and/ or a nice comment. It would sincerely, be really appreciated.

When Brian Greene caught the news, he very kindly recorded the brand spanking new intro jingle. I love it. It makes me smile. Thanks Brian. I really appreciate it.

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Also there’s a massive thanks due to Ronan Hunt-Murphy for the re-writing of the home and about pages on the donegan landscaping website. Really appreciated Ronan. Thank you.

This week on the garden blog:

Photographs For The Podcast – In The Garden This Week:

I did this post some time ago on the corkscrew hazel

There are still places available on the grow your own garden course taking place next weekend, Saturday 21st August. To book a place – simply email info@doneganlandscaping.com

You are the reason I do what I do:

This was posted on Bernie Goldbachs weblog. I left a comment there – but told him I’d answer the rest of it here on the sodcast podcast. Take a browse at Bernie’s garden situation…. see if it rings a bell ?

I posted this link as a comment on his blog regarding the lawn. The rest is in the podcast 😉

This weeks oddities:

Ever Been To:

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My good buddy @mushypea007 took this picture. It’s was taken at 8.45pm tuesday night from the end of Howth Pier in North Dublin. I swore it was a postcard. It’s not. 😉 Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

And finally :

from the puck fair courtesy of Susan. Pure golden once the music starts.

The Gardeners Podcast Show

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The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.


Listen in MP3 format or – As always you can rss the podcasts via iTunes or yousubscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed last weeks garden podcast ?

Links For The podcast:

Other:

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