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Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:28

Hi Panda; you are sooo lucky to live near there; it was nearly 5.5 hours driving there and back.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39099.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 saw this great bench there; I have one similar, but not quite so wow.

SEEDS SEEDS SEEDS

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:25

Angela27, could we see a pic of this light box?

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:23

I have 'space' envy, I don't exactly want 'rolling acres', but a few more sq. metres would be great

Day out to RHS Hyde Hall

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 18:19

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39098.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 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.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39091.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39085.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 for those of you that love Hellebores

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39086.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 

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 lovely rhubarb thingys

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

Discussions started by artjak

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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