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kitchen worktops

Posted: Yesterday at 08:18

We had a new kitchen with oak work tops about 5 years ago.  We love the look of them but, as others have said, you have tolook after them to keep them looking good. They are especially difficult around the sink area.  I would go for them again if I was replacing the kitchen but I might consider having granite around the sink area and wood for the rest.  I know some folk do that. 

Freshly picked peas

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 22:56

Thanks for the replies..  perhaps we should do a trial with blanched and unblanched peas and compare results.  I have already frozen a small quantity unblanched. 

Freshly picked peas

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:51

Is it absolutely necessary to blanch peas before freezing?  I have read on the web that some folk don't but I've a bumper harvest and don't want to ruin them.  Has anyone tried to freeze without blanching?

Potato flowers

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:35

Steve I planted some potatoes later than this Last year.  They were just potatoes from the fridge that were a bit soft for cooking and I planted some in pots and shoved some in the ground with no real hope they would produce.  But they did ... Abundantly.  And I had home grown potatoes into December.  Anyone managed to eat their own homegrown on Xmas day?  I'm giving it a try this year.

Help my wineberry

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 06:17

I am glad to say my wineberry seems to have recovered after careful tending.  I am a first-time wineberry grower and, as we/i seem to be a rather exclusive group on the forum, I will let you all know how I get on.  I am not expecting any fruit until next year.

Fruit advice needed

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 05:24

Thanks so much for your advice Christopher.  i will follow your instructions.  I'm liking the sound of Tayberries.

Fruit advice needed

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:05

Thanks for the tips Meerkat.  Looking forward to getting it planted And to having fruit next year.  


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 10:00

Thanks fairy.... Me too.  Bye for now

Fruit advice needed

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:58

Morning all does anyone grow loganberries or tayberries? I've never tried them but I bought one of each yesterday to give it a go.  Any tips?


Posted: 01/06/2014 at 09:43

Morning all can I sneak on the end of this thread?  talking of courgettes, Dove, I had a cucumber and courgette outside but they were wilting badly yesterday.  Only outside because my small  GH is rammed.  But I fed them, watered liberally and squeezed them in the GH.  They were not looking good late yesterday.  Any ideas? could I have overwatered? Just about to check them

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Discussions started by Ashdale

Fruit advice needed

Loganberries and ray berries 
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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 05:24

Help my wineberry

My wineberry seems to be dying 
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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 06:17


Cultivating a wild patch 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 14:38

Strawberry leaves

Do I remove some strawberry leaves? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 10:17
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