Crina-Ludmila Cristea’s Wishlist
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6 × Paw-Paw Tree | Asimina Triloba

I would love to plant this in our young food forest which we are trying to establish because it's not a fruit easy to find (certainly not in the supermarkets). Some describe the fruits of this tree to taste something like a combination of banana, pear, mango, papaya, strawberry flavours; with the texture of an avocado and size of a mango.Please see video here:https://youtu.be/vWFsTQkHQ-sDescription from the website:A large shrub native to the eastern US which thrives in the UK climate.Large, slightly drooping, elliptical, medium green leaves retain a vibrant green colour well into autumn before turning to a brilliant yellow.The pulp of the ripened fruit is a vibrant yellow that was once used as a dye.Cup-shaped, purple flowers blossom in spring, and give way to edible, rectangular, yellow/green fruits which mature in early autumn.The sweet flavoured fruits bare an uncanny resemblance to bananas.Fruits can be eaten straight from the bush but are also great for making ice creams or pies.https://www.rootsplants.co.uk/products/paw-paw-plant-asimina-triloba?gclid=Cj0KCQiA1ZGcBhCoARIsAGQ0kkoQUlbjCeDgBdZyTeBbNjyfWOCeIEwwQiOuHf_Tv6yPuEJqtZM4crcaAgKcEALw_wcB

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1 × Pear Family Tree (3 in 1)

A food forest means a great variety of species. I think having family trees will help a lot with establishing diversity.Info from the website where I am hoping to get at least 2 family trees:Family fruit trees are ideal for small gardens where there is only room for a single tree. They consist of two (duo trees) or three compatible varieties grafted onto one tree, allowing you to grow several different varieties in a relatively small amount of space. The varieties are carefully selected to cross-pollinate with one another so that they all get a good fruit set. Family trees are grafted onto semi-dwarfing rootstocks. They are supplied as bare-rooted, two year old trees and are approximately 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) tall on despatch. Trees are available from late November/December to late April.https://www.pomonafruits.co.uk/fruit-nut-trees/family-fruit-trees/family-pear-williams-comice-conferenceThree pear varieties grafted onto a single tree: Pear 'Williams' Bon Chrétien'Raised in 1770, this is probably the best known and most widely grown pear in the world, suitable for dessert and culinary use. The medium sized fruits have a pale green/golden skin finish. The flesh is sweet, very smooth and extremely juicy. A reliable and heavy cropper, suitable for colder areas. Season: Sept.  Pear 'Doyenné du Comice'Raised in 1849, this is one of the finest flavoured and most popular dessert pears. Produces large green-yellow fruits, sometimes with a red flush. The flesh is smooth and very juicy with a sweet, delicious flavour. Requires a warm location in order to crop well. Season: Oct - Nov.Pear 'Conference'Over 100 years old, this is the best known and most popular pear variety in the UK, suitable for most locations. The long narrow fruits are firm and juicy with a sweet, pleasant flavour. Suitable for dessert and culinary use. Reliable and heavy cropping. Season: Oct - Nov.

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1 × Apple Family tree (3 in 1)

A food forest means a great variety of species. I think having family trees will help a lot with establishing diversity.Info from the website where I am hoping to get at least 2 family trees:https://www.pomonafruits.co.uk/fruit-nut-trees/family-fruit-trees/family-apple-christmas-pippin-james-grieve-discoveryFamily fruit trees are ideal for small gardens where there is only room for a single tree. They consist of two (duo trees) or three compatible varieties grafted onto one tree, allowing you to grow several different varieties in a relatively small amount of space. The varieties are carefully selected to cross-pollinate with one another so that they all get a good fruit set. Family trees are grafted onto semi-dwarfing rootstocks. They are supplied as bare-rooted, two year old trees and are approximately 1.2-1.5m (4-5ft) tall on despatch. Trees are available from late November/December to late April.Three apple varieties grafted onto a single tree: Apple 'Christmas Pippin'We can confidently say this is the ‘new garden Cox’ but unlike this classic vintage variety, Christmas Pippin is very easy to grow and produces reliable, heavy crops countrywide. The eating quality is exceptional, characterised by a sweet and aromatic flavour, lovely perfume and a very pleasant honey after-taste. The fruits are crisp and juicy with a melt in the mouth texture that makes each bite increasingly more pleasurable. Season: early Oct - Jan. Apple 'James Grieve'A classic dessert apple, raised in Scotland in 1893. The attractive bright red flushed fruits have a crisp yet melting flesh with plenty of juice and excellent flavour. Picked early, the fruits can also be cooked and are delicious stewed. Good resistance to late frosts. Does very well in the north. Resistant to mildew. Season: Sept - Oct.Apple 'Discovery'The most widely grown early dessert apple in the UK, raised in Essex c1949. Bright scarlet fruits. Crisp and juicy with a distinctive flavour. Stores very well for an early variety. Resistant to scab and mildew. Can be grown throughout the UK. Season: late Aug - Sept.

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£48
Lee Child Writing Popular Fiction Masterclass

I would love to take this class - the trailer looks great. I've watched the first video as well, which is free, and I like it how Lee Child explains. He makes one really think about what can be put down in a few words to start and write a great story. I'm excited to watch more and learn.If you'd like to get me an early Christmas present, this would be wonderful.🤗😊💛From the description of the masterclass:Lee Child, the bestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels, is one of the world's most successful authors of all time. Since he began writing in his 40s, he's sold an incredible 200 million books, topping the best seller charts worldwide for three decades. For the very first time, and exclusively on BBC Maestro, Lee breaks down his writing process. He'll show you how to turn your blank page into a complete story, covering idea development, research, planning, character development and, ultimately, how you can make a living as a writer – whatever your age and experience. Lee's long and unparalleled career is proof that it's never too late to get started.https://www.bbcmaestro.com/courses/lee-child/writing-popular-fictionNote*This class normally costs £80, but until the 28th of November it's £48 because of Black Friday. Voucher code applied: BLACKFRIDAY

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Arbutus Unedo Compacta - Strawberry Tree (Compact)

I am currently working on establishing a food forest.Yes, I am working on a non-fiction book about this subject, but first I have to do the practical work in this case before I can write and publish the book. I anticipate it will take 1 year minimum - more like at least 3. I am currently gathering footage and writing in my diary what is going on every few days in regards to the upcoming food forest.You can see here the first video about this.https://youtu.be/5K-poHjVpdgI would like to have this tree in the food forest because it looks great and the fact that the berries are edible as well is awesome! Read more about it here:https://www.hopesgrovenurseries.co.uk/shop/shrubs/arbutus-strawberry-tree-shrubs/

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£93
1 × Sweet chestnut (bundle of 25 bare root plants)

I am currently working on establishing a food forest. Yes, I am working on a non-fiction book about this subject, but first I have to do the practical work in this case before I can write and publish the book. I anticipate it will take 1 year minimum - more like at least 3. I am currently gathering footage and writing in my diary what is going on every few days in regards to the upcoming food forest.You can see here the first video about this.https://youtu.be/5K-poHjVpdgI would love to get this because chestnuts are delicious and can be used in a variety of ways. I especially love eating roasted chestnuts. The trees can be used for coppicing and for growing mushrooms as well. I am currently running an experiment with wood from a horse chestnut. I am attempting to grow shiitake mushrooms on those logs.More details about this tree at the link below:https://www.hedgenursery.co.uk/castanea-sativa-sweet-chestnut.htmlMore details about the experiment of growing shiitake:https://youtu.be/p6k1FhqaHpU

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£55
Chelsea (King James I) Mulberry Tree and Red Majestic Cobnut Duo

I am currently working on establishing a food forest. Yes, I am working on a non-fiction book about this subject, but first I have to do the practical work in this case before I can write and publish the book. I anticipate it will take 1 year minimum - more like at least 3. I am currently gathering footage and writing in my diary what is going on every few days in regards to the upcoming food forest.You can see here the first video about this.https://youtu.be/5K-poHjVpdgI would love to get this because it's a great duo.More details at the link below:https://www.walnuttrees.co.uk/shop/nut-tree-collections/fruit-and-nut-duo-special-offer

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1 × Sambucus Black Lace Potted Shrub (10/12in 25/30cm)

I am currently working on establishing a food forest.Yes, I am working on a non-fiction book about this subject, but first I have to do the practical work in this case before I can write and publish the book. I anticipate it will take 1 year minimum - more like at least 3. I am currently gathering footage and writing in my diary what is going on every few days in regards to the upcoming food forest.You can see here the first video about this.https://youtu.be/5K-poHjVpdgI would love to get this because it's a great bush/tree. It makes berries which after being cooked (do not eat raw - it's toxic) can be used to make a syrup very useful for healing colds and sore throats. It would also look stunning in the garden, attract pollinators and provide home to various beings.More details at the link below:https://www.hopesgrovenurseries.co.uk/shop/shrubs/sambucus-shrubs/sambucus-black-lace-shrubs/

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