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Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:19

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 Actually, Nut, I think Verdun was there as well

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:14

With the wine making, elder flowers will be out soon; had some stunning elder flower wine at a friends last week; the scent and the flavour were wonderful.

If you get a glut of radishes, I have a recipe for pickled minted radishes from a recent Waitrose mag; haven't tried it yet, but always end up with more radishes than I can use. Radish wine anyone

Slightly off topic but preserving fruit

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:10

Garden Jeannie; Pickled garlic (sorry I didn't get back to you before; you know how it is; so much to do and so few people to do it for me)

It is a recipe from Thailand, where they pickle whole bulbs, but their garlic has apparently a softer outer casing, so we do it differently.

To make 225g (?)

10 garlic BULBS, separated into cloves, but UNPEELED

1 pint white wine vinegar (BUT I use white Balsamic, jolly cheap at Lidl)

1 teaspoon salt

100g sugar

Boil vinegar in pan and add salt and sugar, stir until syrup is smooth and simmering. Drop in the garlic, bring mixture to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Pack the garlic into clean sterilised jars and pour the liquid over, making sure the cloves are covered. Put on lids (I use cheap Kilner type jars from IKEA)

They will be ready to eat in 1 week, but improve with age. I keep them in the fridge once opened, but am slowly using a 1 litre jar made 2 years ago. You will want to peel off the skin before eating. I have a friend who just eats them from the jar; I use then in soups and stews.

Cleaning patio

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 17:52

I've achieved a similar ageing process in Barbados on stone work using natural yoghurt; unfortunately they only sold it in tiny pots... then (because it was hot there) water it gently every few days.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 17:48

Rosie, that is such good news.

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 Flossie-Flo; The Tiger of the Fens

Music in the Garden

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 17:45

Um...I did once see Joy Division

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 17:43

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 for those of you that love Hellebores

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 lovely rhubarb thingys

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 As you can see, I dressed up for my day out

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:22

bump

seedlings

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 18:42

The advice above; remove covers the moment seedling appear

Daffodils on the move..

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 18:41

...and you will be filling the holes that are left? And are you sure that there aren't zillions of daffs where you are moving to?

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More good guys

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Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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