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Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:06
artjak wrote (see)

Dove, do you have to cook them at all? ...and I'm sure it can't be half a century

Nope - some people might say brine them first, but given that you're only going to be picking a few each day that seems impossibly fiddly - I just gather a handful and take them into the kitchen and pop them in the jar.  

And given that I've been doing it since I was 5 or 6, it's definitely more than half a century 

Nasturtiums

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:20

I've been doing it ever since I was a small child so that makes over half a century!

Just a jam jar of vinegar (I use cider vinegar nowadays) and pop the seeds in when they're the size of peas - just keep adding them as they're ready. 

What if you rant about your neighbour and

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 18:10

Our neighbours at the back  warned us they are swapping their big wooden climbing frame fort for their cousins' trampoline - but if it takes Daddy as long to erect the trampoline as it's taking him to take down the climbing frame, it'll be Christmas before the boys get to bounce on it 

The changing colour of Hydrangeas

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:57

Everything's been a bit early this year - my cyclamen hederafolium are blooming already.

And you've had them blooming for a month - that sounds like good value to me - I can't think of many shrubs that stay in bloom for a month. 

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:54

If you use the right sort, it's supposed to set pretty hard, but of course, there's no accounting for tastes or teeth!  It's what the builders use nowadays to fill around replacement windows and pipework, so it ought to be pretty tough.  

I've read a tip on the internet which says to stop rodents put wire wool inside the hole before filling with the expanding foam.

 

hibiscus

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:44

Although they like well-drained soil they're quite thirsty, especially at flowering time, so don't forget to water in the summer 

Mice or possibly Mouse

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:23

Artjak - try the expanding foam stuff to fill in around the pipework - B&Q etc have it 

Forum names

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:16

There may have been some not quite pc male comments occasionally Dordogne Damsel, but we soon sort them out with a good 

 

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tomato propagation

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 17:11

There are several heirloom tomatoes producing heart-shaped fruits, including the Pink Oxheart and Anna Russian.  

I grew Anna Russian last year - a fabulous tomato  http://tatianastomatobase.com/wiki/Anna_Russian  

Quick hello from me

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 15:42

Or should that be Crises? 

 

I'll get my coat ..................... 

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