Berghill


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chaenomeles

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 08:41

Had some Jelly made from these on my toast this morning, lovely.

Intriguing Plant - ID Please

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 21:13

Allium, for sure.

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 13:35

Damson seeds contain cyanogenetic glycocides, a substance that can change into a killer in the body. The body can detoxify small quantities of cyanide, so lots of Damson pits would need to be consumed to die from the poison.

Actually adding some stones to the Jam gives it am almond flavour.

Makes eating it something of an adventure though!

Hellibore

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 18:33

It will continue to flower in due season, probably better than some of the sterile ones, as it will not spend any energy trying to make seeds.

Hellibore

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 17:48

Agree, Dove is correct, it is a sterile hybrid.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 17:45

I am looking to buy a new Panasonic camera (got one already and like them and know mostly how to use it) Stuck between this one
DMC F272EB-K with x60 zoom and
this one
DMC LZ40EB-k with 42x zoom.
Anyone used the one with the greater Zoom and got good images without having to use a tripod all the time?
TIA.

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 09:12

And of course Crab apple Jelly is almost as good to eat as Damson Jam. Purée the fruit, allow to drip through a cloth and use the juice to make the jelly.

Pint of juice to a pound of sugar.

cooking apples

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 16:11

Had the Rev Wilkes apple for this year, baked yesterday. It is our trees year off, so we were lucky to get one apple even. So, yes it is biennial bearing and naturally so too, so no amount of pruning and feeding is going to change that.

Not that it matters, Catshead are nearly ready, as are Bramleys.

Another mystery plant

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 16:08

It looks like one of the giant Clovers. Trifolium macrocephalum

Persistent Weed

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 20:31

I thought we had answered this one for you, Ann, a couple of days ago. Tried Vinegar, it did not work! Tried salt too, that only killed the top growth, it came back afterwards.

Discussions started by Berghill

Urgent -re Damsons

 
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Pheasant damage

 
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Two shrubs for id

 
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A Few May Flowers

 
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Liverwort on seed pots

 
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Shrub id

 
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Barnardia numidica

 
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Oemleria cerasiformis

 
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Hellebores

 
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Monty Don and Potting compost

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The Bee Border

 
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The mole hole to end all moleholes

 
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Olearia pruning

 
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Alpines for All

 
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Slup pellets

 
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