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Posted: 15/09/2013 at 18:55

Pretty good handyman aren't you James 

Thanks for the pics makes it so much easier to visualize. Think you have given yourself enough work to keep you going for a very long time. Brilliant watching it all changing bit by bit. 

 

What to do with your produce

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 12:47

Tajke it you've never made any Diddy lol

Ok definition.....Jam = whole fruit good for things like strawberries, rapsberries etc.

                       Cheese = pulp of fruit. You do this by pushing cooked fruit through a sieve. Good way to do damsons, plums etc where you dont want big chunks of skin in the mix.            

                        Jelly = Through a jelly bag or piece of muslin. Gives you a tinted but clear jelly. Good for apples, crab apples, quince etc which as a jam can be a bit too thick and you would have to sort out pips, skin and such.

 

A lot can depend on your personal preference as well. I like to make a mixture of all 3. Makes for nice variation when given as presents.

quick growing shrubs

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 09:07

How about Sambucus? An array of colours to choose from, love wet feet so will romp away in your soil and want to be 10/15 ft tall but can be pruned to any height you want. Wide as well so great coverage.

http://www.svnursery.com/images/Sambucus_r_Sutherland_Gold_Foliage.jpg

 

http://0.tqn.com/d/gardening/1/0/M/5/SambucusBlackLaceBloom.jpg

 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4WgwVZ6a72g/TmjavV9heeI/AAAAAAAACrs/lkXUaWliTig/s1600/IMG_0510.jpg

 

I blame Addict But in a nice way

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:19

Me pls 

unidentified plant

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 22:34

Sure is waterbutts

The only other white daisy like flowers I can think of are Achillea millefolium white,

ptarmica the pearl and ageratum but none of them are tall enough. Must try and guess before the photo now lol

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 19:28

Yeah forgiven

Still waiting for someone to come on here and tell us all about making liquid feed from nettles, comfrey etc.

What to do with your produce

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 19:24

Hahahahahahaha! Don't think so. They say it a lot on the Morning Forkers thread when they say a bad joke or make a silly comment. If it meant you've pulled then Verdun would be having a whale of a time lol.

Anyway damson cheese....pretty much the same as making jelly except you push the fruit through a sieve once cooked rather than in a jelly bag. That way it removes skin and pips but you still get the fruit bit and its not clear like jelly but the taste is so yoummy. Last year made damson, hedgerow, quince, medlar, crab apple and plum, either jam, cheese or jelly and damson was by far the best.   

I blame Addict But in a nice way

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 19:09

Wow Fidget diving the reefs must be amazing. Would scare me to death mind not something I would do.

Must stay on topic lol....Just googled Acnistus australis. Never heard of it. Absolutely beautiful. Do you have a picture of your white one and are they prone to changing colour? 

ID large-leafed, yellow-flowered fast-growing bush help

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 18:57

Paeonia Lutea. A tree peony 

Whats the difference,Fresh or green.

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 17:10

LOL Diddy. Just cos it has the word manure in doesn't mean you should post it on this thread! Now you really need to get your coat and come back when you are sorry 

 

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