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George Mason

  • Joined Sep 2019
Just joined from South Somerset
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:00:13 pm »
George here.   We have just over two acres with orchard , open paddock, herb and veg allotments and chickens.

We look forward to making friends and even collaborating with others nearby or even further afield
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow - some say it's in England !
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 10:35:24 pm »
Welcome to the forum @George Mason .   So George, what interesting stuff do you have in your orchard then ?   :)
« Last Edit: September 15, 2019, 10:37:18 pm by arobwk »

George Mason

  • Joined Sep 2019
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2019, 12:22:19 pm »
The established orchard has old favs like Cox' Orange and Bramley.  We are adding later fruiting , longer keeping varieties, plus walnut, cherry, quince, meddler   and a few other things for variety.
Will be making cider this week !

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 11:53:15 pm »
Hello and welcome George from Scotland  :wave:


My question is, what are you growing in your herb garden?  I started with a new herb bed this summer (high above the level my JR can reach when he cocks his leg  :yuck: ), just basic kitchen herbs: parsley, various thymes and marjorams, bay, winter savory, chives, rosemary, french tarragon and viola flowers for salads.  I haven't used the tarragon at all, and the parsley I've decided I don't really like, having eaten it all my life ::) .  I didn't plant enough chives, and the thymes and marjorams have been wonderful.  There are various other herbs I would like to try, but I suspect I would use them only once or twice
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George Mason

  • Joined Sep 2019
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2019, 01:03:02 pm »
The current herb inventory is
Thyme, sage, oregano, tarragon, golden marjoram, rosemary and chive.
I'll refresh the older woody herb shrubs from scratch (via seed) and add kitchen bay.
Self sowing is great and can be used to propagate / swap
The culinary herbs will be expanded !
Great thing is that the local rabbit and deer population have left them well alone


Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 06:37:50 pm »
Greetings - also from Somerset and with two acres. Whereabouts are you? We are on the Levels between Taunton and Langport.


This is a great forum whose members are always willing to share their knowledge. I have learnt so much over the years. It doesn't matter how experienced you are, there are always new things to learn.

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2019, 11:31:54 pm »
 :wave: hello from Shropshire. I lived in Frome for a number of years - lovely county.

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 09:42:53 am »
Hello and welcome from  :raining: Carnoustie! We have an 80 tree apple orchard, with a few pear, plum and gage and one hazel!

George Mason

  • Joined Sep 2019
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2019, 12:39:36 pm »
@Possum
We are nearby.   Just south of Langport we are.

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: Just joined from South Somerset
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2019, 02:20:16 pm »
Perhaps we could do a herb swap? I have a very vigorous bay tree that is always throwing up suckers. I'm sure they would root fairly readily. I will PM you :-)

 

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