Cangrandmafixiit


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Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 00:47

Produce is picked when it is under ripe,melons and pineapples are a prime example too.   Rock   hard and yet they  start to go bad from the inside  and if they are not left to ripen they are tasteless as well as being dry.

Unusual Plant

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:49

It's just a thought , but have you checked out the Paulownia tree ? I grew one from some seeds from chilterns seeds.it was very quick in germinating and also growing

It grew16 ft in the first year .the leaves were big but soft and downey. The thick stem over the years was a light greenish colour.

Unusual Plant

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:33

Interesting

Hope you can send a picture of the final monster !

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:43

I feel that some of  the members think I don't know what I'm on about or that I am scaremongering. But I AM NOT .  

I was not sure, it was  what I had been warned about 30 years ago.this is why I said some of the others may know .

But I had to check up myself just to be sure.

But I hope they are the sloes or the damsons  they both make a worth waiting for drink.

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 21:32

That is what  I was told  when I used to pick sloes for sloe gin .but I have googled in : buckthorn is it poisonous? This is what came up first and this is what I clicked on.: 

wildflowerfinder.org.uk/flowers/b/buckthorn(alder)

It says:the buckthorn is a shrub plant which bears black berries.the berries contain  glycosides if eaten.

Known as glossy buckthorn ( t goes on to give a few other names)

Fruits of the buckthorn are berry like.black and small stoned fruits.

 

 

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 13:16

THERE IS ANOTHER BUSH OUT THERE IN THE WILD YOU MUST MAKE SURE IT IS NOT THIS.  

ONE BUSH HAS THORNS THE OTHER DOESN T.     THE LEAVES ARE VERY SIMILAR ,AS IS THE FRUIT.

IT   IS POISONOUS. CAN'T REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT ITS CALLED BUT SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT KNOW.  ( it could be buckthorn-but I'm not sure ).

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 13:01

What size are they ? Slows are normal marble size and I've only ever seen them grown on a Bush.

Damsons grow on a tree and are usually bigger round fruits size of a walnut  and makes beautiful jam .

You can use both in recipes for liqueurs ie sloe gin and damson gin

I have read that.  sloes are better left till after a frost   when I used them for slow gin liqueur I was short  of gin  so I pricked them and put them in the freezer.

posting seed

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:29

Hi friends

being new to swapping seed , I'm asking can I post straight into a post. Box or do I take it to be weighed ?

What do you do ?

Reason I'm asking , like many  members we don't have a village post office any more,just a post box. The nearest post office is quite a distance .

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 22:31

I also have a small amount of Creppis. Think this is what it is , it's a pale pink 9inch high  dandelion type flower.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 22:27

I have the following seed ready. . pm me if your interested in anything, please excuse spelling ( don't do spell in)

LEMON HOLLY HOCK  single flower.

MIXED HOLLY HOCK.       """ """

SALVIA    4ft     tall

CROCOSMIA.       LUCIFER

SWISS CHARD.       MIXED

HONESTY.   Purple

ECHINOPS      White.    

ECHINOPS.     Blue

CORN COCKLE

LYCHNIS Mix

CLEMATIS    Angel.    .

More to come as they ripen and me finding them in my half a jungle.!   

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