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Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:31

Hello chris, is this well rotted manure that you have bought bagged from a Garden Centre? Or is this from a meadow near you? There is a difference.

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 21:25

Latest news on thick pear wine; I did the chemistry test - 1 part wine to 3.5 parts meths. Did it form fine strings? Yes, so that means it is a pectin haze apparently.

So to rectify use 1 cup of wine, 1 tsp pectolase, stir once every hour for 4 hours, strain through muslin into 1 gall wine. Leave for 4 days and it should clear.

I will wait and see what happens as I still have another 3 or 4 galls to go.

I love all this chemistry stuff: they didn't build the science lab at school till the year I left, I have the strange feeling that they held off until then. ('we can build it in '63 - artjak's leaving then - we'll be safe')

Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 19:25

Hopeless G; would we shout at you? Never! With Buddleia, they are so full of life that you can do what you want with them. I'm going to cut mine back the moment it has finished flowering to about 15 cm high. At the moment it is 2.5 metres high...and I know it will be back next spring

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 12:13

Thanks Dove

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 12:08

FG, I agree about the chard; if I had more flower bed space I would def grow chard there

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 11:30

pennypat, I'm completely addicted to Great British Bake off, but I don't have much of a sweet tooth (excluding marzipan) So I don't think I'll be making decorated cakes, but I find the techniques fascinating

Has any one made a gardening cake before

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 11:04

There's a whole world of artistry that I knew nothing about

Any wine makers out there?

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 10:56

I will do the pectin haze test with meths later on and report back

Dove, it tastes v. good; not vinegary. Is a vinegar mother thick? (Oh dear, sounds a bit insulting)

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 10:51

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61222.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Clematis Orange Peel flowering again.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61223.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 This pot had all the nasturtiums destroyed by Cabbage Whites, now rejuvenated by the good weather

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61224.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 First attempt to grow celeriac.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61225.jpg?width=640&height=350&mode=max

 I love the colours of this chard

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/61226.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 The hay field behind the house seems to be growing giant pumpkins

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Rubbish really 
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