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Latest posts by flowering rose

jam maker

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:25

with jam and jelly making its all about taking time and not in a hurry,All ways make sure of how high pectin content of the fruit(you may need to add more)always under ripe fruit ,do not add too much water (plums and currents have a high water content),stir in warm sugar until dissolves,add a small nob of butter to keep scum at bay and keep jam or jelly clear.The right temperature for setting must be had before putting in jars(sterilized jars -a must)a thermometer for cooking is useful but I use a wooden spoon.A big must is a good cook book.good luck.

Replanting

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:11

with anything you re-plant you need to water daily until you are sure its taken ,often up to year with some plants.

What are you sowing now?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:09

I have sown wallflowers,lupins and for-get-me nots ,also foxgloves .

Grape Vine Pruning

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:07

I prune my 30 year old plus vine in October ,never earlier and never later,and back to two stems,that is I take off all the shoots and leave two old stems.

Elderflower cordial

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:02

I make Elderflower cordial ,there is a abundance of flowers this year and so hope for plenty of berries at the end of the season to make wine or use in pies.

Something to block out sound of neighbours voice!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:59

Any one live next to Glaston bury?

 

Scorching Roses

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:57

one reason may be ,if you water the roses in the day when the sun is strong you will get scorching best to water in the cool of the evening if that's what you have been doing.

Nettle Fertilizer

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:55

I use nettle ,comfrey and sea weed.All free and work wonders.

Pyracantha

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:54

it does take a time before you get a good show,do not prune to hard(I did that one year and it was poor the year after)I wait until berries are over.I have two that are now in flower and give good protection as burglary deterrent.

Sociable Climbers

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:22

Jasmine ,white or red, looks lovely and scent is good to.

Discussions started by flowering rose

Ford Abbey

Garden of delight! 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:31

summer flowering ?

daffs are blooming in amongst the cosmos and sweetpeas 
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Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 20:14

spring bulbs in summer

daffodils 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 20:54

wild flowers

in the verges 
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Last Post: 14/05/2014 at 19:17

Talkback: Fruit trees in spring

I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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Last Post: 23/05/2014 at 03:25

next season

those basement bargains 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:12

parks and commons

a haven for everyone 
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Last Post: 05/12/2013 at 20:47

The demise of the front garden.

have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 11:45

getting those plants in before the storm

wallflowers,persian carpet. 
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Last Post: 29/10/2013 at 21:43

the best buy

a bay tree 
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Last Post: 16/09/2013 at 17:31

Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 11:39

perparing for next year

from planting to choosing the bulbs 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 22:23

roundabouts and flowering baskets

the council have done a good job 
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Last Post: 31/08/2013 at 23:11

danger-for-the-sparrows

sparrow hawk 
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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 22:48

Where you see us growing -beware.....

bog grass 
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Last Post: 24/07/2013 at 13:33
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