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Posted: 07/10/2013 at 13:03

The old gatehouse next door is being renovated. The workmen are burning  lots, but the stink is awful. So no outside work today. I'm making chutney instead with plums, apples, amd onions.  I think its going to be pretty sweet/sour so I added a bit of chilli to give it a kick.  Its just got to boil down now, I've done all the chopping/weighing. Jars are sterilising.

what are they

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 08:39

First one I would think is an ornamental gourd,others may be squash but I wouldn't risk it, use them for pumpkin carving for Halloween or varnish the first one when hard

Twisted Yellow Thing

Posted: 07/10/2013 at 08:35

Oooh, that's a bit arty, dove. Turner prize coming up.

Bulb storage.

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 21:31

Try asking at the pharmacy for flowers of sulphur (precipitated sulphur)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 20:08

You've got super pumpkins too.   OH very impressed.  He thinks we should grow some next year.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 19:48

Ooh er Stacey......It wasn't me, honest.

(Can tea borrow a taser to deal with dilbert.)

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:42

I think with onion seeds, the earlier the better. Succession sowing works for salad onions, but not if you want big bulbs for storing.

Seed swap

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:35

Ooh yes please.i've got a gap that would just suit that.

 I collected some eccremocarpus  scaber seeds (red flowers) today. Although  not hardy, it makes 6ft in a season and you can lift the rootstock and overwinter frost free or grow fresh from seed each year. I've got it running through next doors dead conifer hedge.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/10/2013 at 18:30

Dinner cooking- still a few french beans, may this weather keep going for a couple of weeks, there are still flowers on.

Buddleja out, 2 bags compost added, hellebores, and pulmonarias  and foxgloves planted, daffs, snowflakes and snowdrops split up and moved,  cyclamen planted.

It doesn't look like you've done much, says OH. .... but wait until Spring.

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 23:07

Verdun bought plants and had a good crop.

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