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Help with identification

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:06

They're hard and tough, even when ripe - I find they're usually best used to add a delicious tart flavour to apple and pear recipes, rather than eating the flesh.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 16:03

OH wouldn't pay much money for children - it's half-term, there will be loads of them at the Farm Shop without him having to part with money!

Help with identification

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:59

They look like the fruit of the Japanese quince aka Chaenomoles.  Did it have flowers like this early last spring? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaenomeles There are different colours.

Although they're not the Cydonia quince which is traditionally used for cooking, the Chaenomoles can also be used.  I use them when pot-roasting a pheasant or guinea fowl, and you can also make quince jelly and use them in other recipes - there are lots online.

Planting wallflowers in containers

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:51

Absolutely agree with Dave.  I'd also pinch the tips out as I planted them to encourage them to bush out and produce more flowering shoots.

I like tulips with wallflowers too. I think the lily-shaped varieties look particularly good with wallflowers and they bloom at about the same time

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Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:43

Chicky, they're just what we need - OH says the farm shop has nearly sold out!  They need more - at this rate he'll have to go and get some from Tesco and sell them!

 

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Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:39

Chilly wind here too - we're wimps - we've put the heating on again. 

OH mowed the lawns this morning and we've been out and about in the City.  Now there's a chicken in the oven and bread sauce made, and I'm on the sofa with my feet up

TREE DEHLIA

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:34

Hi HandyMike

The answers on this earlier thread should be helpful http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/tree-dahlia/548395.html

It's a mystery ....

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:23

Thanks Bob   So it does  ..... although the flowers are pinker than I'm used to.

And I've just tasted it - it tastes like coriander too - how funny - I've not sown any here for at least two years and then it was direct-sown into the veg garden.   And I've not bought any in pots either 'cost OH gets bunches from the farm shop.  Fancy it popping up like that  - but then that's what seeds do. 

It's the pinkness of the flower and stem that threw me - and the fact that Ammi majus popped up unannounced elsewhere in the garden earlier this year.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:17

Morning Panda

Your SIL's a lucky girl - she'd better get to hospital early for the second one!  A friend had her first quickly like that - the second one arrived in the foyer!!!

It's a mystery ....

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 12:03

I've been watching this mystery seedling grow into a plant in what I thought was a pot of nothing but compost where some cuttings had failed to take.  Now it has a flower.

Any ideas please folks?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62696.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/62697.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 It looks taller but is about 12" high.

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