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plant IDS

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:51

Looks like a mullein to me as well Usually biennial - the most common one has yellow or creamy flowers, but there are pinks and rusts too.  I like them 


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:01

Happy Birthday Spike



Posted: 05/09/2014 at 09:36

Welcome aboard Mrs T12   

Please feel free to join in 


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 08:23

Steve - you can ring the changes with a boiled fruitcake recipe by changing the liquid.  Cold tea is a traditional one.  I sometimes use orange or apple juice, or even cider.  All delicious 


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 08:17

Good morning KEF 


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 08:04
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Oh!!  I see!  The fruit is boiled, not the whole cake!  That makes a bit more sense....but if you're cooking it for two hours, why bother to pre-cook the fruit?....

It makes the fruit absorb moisture and plump up - they're lovely and luscious like that and it helps the cake stay moist and not dry out.  Try it - fantastic 



Posted: 05/09/2014 at 08:02

Good morning folks!    Virtually normal service has been resumed - I've got my old laptop back, and have a new one which I'll need to connect to the wifi later today.  But here I am 

Had a busy day yesterday with son in a borrowed big van - we loaded up furniture which has been in our garage since we moved here and took it down to daughter's place - big victorian glass fronted bookcase, gate leg table, pine kitchen chairs, large rug, wrought iron fire screen etc.  

And I managed to pick up the laptops at last so now I need to find out what you've all been up to 




Posted: 03/09/2014 at 13:55

12+lbs in jars and two little china pots - you can have one of those Lily

Now to make a spiced brandy syrup to put more plums in - you can't have any of that until Christmas Lily

Grass Seed - Mould?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:41

How long has your cousin had it?  I don't suppose it's been stored in optimum conditions?

That being said, what've you got to lose?  I'd try sowing it pretty thickly, that way if  half of it germinates you'll have reasonable coverage.  If none of it has germinated  in 10 days time buy some fresh and have another go.  Conditions are perfect at the moment.

Good luck

New Member

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:36

Welcome to the forum Freewillow - I love Belgium, the country of superb chips and wonderful stewed rabbit and prunes

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