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Posted: 14/09/2013 at 09:46

Verdun you do make me chuckle. Angels playing harps I can believe but the rest of it?!    

Morning all.

Was sunny this morning, after very heavy rain last night, all night, but clouding over again and looks like more rain  Why smiley? Cos I don't have to work in it and all the plants are happy!!!!! 

To do, paperwork, sort seeds to send, go visit people.

Checked damson tree this morning. Nearly ready. Think next week will be damson jelly time my mouth is already watering at the thought  

Dove that sounds terrible. Glad you got it sorted but does make you wonder how many people just accept things and don't complain. Have to admit ours here seem pretty good.

Are you heading my way to see parents?

What to do with your produce

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 23:15

I ate a load of my customers plums today lol. Never even got one home scoffed the lot in the 15 minutes it took me to get back  The perks of the job eh.

Didn't think of chutney...thanks Paula. 

nettle feed

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:43

Rocoll would the seed still be viable after a few weeks in water? I want to do nettle and comfrey but was wandering about the seeds

seed share

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:40

Want some hadspen blood James? I didnt get many but could split what I did get between you and Diddy.

What to do with your produce

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:30

One of my customers has a crab apple tree but not the normal little ones these are about twice the size of normal crabs. They taste sweeter but not much flavour to them. He just composts the lot!!!!!! Don't think they'd taste too nice as a jelly. Any suggestions on what I could make them in to? 

Weed/Plant ID please

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:24

Nut would have loved to have seen your expression  

Guy was that friend or foe who gave it to you?!

The sap is awful stuff. It is photosensitive and I got some on my gloves once, had hair in my face and used the back of my glove to push it away a few times. A few hours later I had blisters all over my cheeks like I had poured boiling water on my face!!!!!!! 


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 21:01

Love reading your blog James. Glad you started again and foot is healed. 

Do we get pictures? I am hopeless at visualizing from a description 

Do you have a particular area you are planting the anemones? They disappear completely when they've finished and it is so hard to tell if you have disturbed them because the knobbly little brown bulbs, rhizomes...whatever they are called....look just like a lump of dirt! I think I have killed a fair few over the years so make sure you remember exactly where you put them.


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 20:09

They do fine here in pots shoved up against the house eaves. Warm, sheltered and not too wet. How different is your weather to mine James? 


Posted: 13/09/2013 at 20:06

Are they in a hot sunny sheltered spot Iain? That what they like.

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