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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.


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? 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


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!



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


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 13:34

Hi HandyMike

The answers on this earlier thread should be helpful

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.



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?

 It looks taller but is about 12" high.

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