Busy-Lizzie


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:59

Morning all, what's left of it.

I feel much better now, lost 4lbs. Expect most will be put back soon though.

I liked clothes shopping when I was slimmer. I like M & S Per Una jeans, but I wish they did more blue shades, most are grey.

Garden design

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 21:32

Photinia Red Robin, Eleagnus Gilt Edge, Choisya Ternata Sundance. Have a look on Google. All evergreen.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:53

The reason you blanch veg is to destroy enzymes that change the flavour. However, if there is sugar present, like with soft fruit, it isn't necessary. Sweet corn contains a lot of sugar for a vegetable, so if you eat it within about 3 months you can freeze without blanching, if you want to keep it for 10 - 10 months you should blanch it.

I have found a website which explains more about enzymes.

http://www.ochef.com/1194.htm 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:14

KEF, swallowing alcohol sounds a good antiseptic idea, but I don't feel like it - I'll try it again when I feel better.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 17:12

It's a lovely day now, but I'm not. Done nothing, but as I'm feeling too pathetic to do anything I have found 2 new mail order French nurseries and I've spent too much money ordering plants I have no room for. I shall blame Verdun, he keeps talking about plants, such as Agastache Black Adder and Anemone Wild Swan that I can't find in the local GCs. So I have 19 plants of different varieties arriving in 3 days! They will have to be potted on and live in a cold frame until next year.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 13:31

I saw Chicky mentioned Marchants Nursery in East Sussex. We went in June. Their garden was beautiful and they had some lovely plants for sale. I forgot to put pics in the thread for that, so have just done it. http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/gardens-we-have-visited-2014/325348-7.html 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 13:28

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We visited a lovely garden, not far from Eastbourne, back in June. I think I forgot to mention it. It's attached to a nursery called Marchants Hardy Plants. Chicky has just mentioned it in the Hello Forkers thread.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:20

Thanks Beaus Mum, but I better not enlarge on the subject!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:18

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57514.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

My photos are always back to front nowadays. Pooh was first with it's name over it then Rozanne with it's name over it. Have a third, Begonia "Dragon's Wing".

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:14

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57513.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57512.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Geranium Rozanne has been flowering all summer.

 

Dahlia "Pooh"

 

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