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Freezing veg

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 08:42

i am with you peta on not blanching.. i do carrots and peas the same way.. and just add to the bags as you go.. they dont seem to taste different form when i first harvested them.. swede is also good one to freeze.. dont blanch it..

the only one i cant seem to do is broccolli.. so have given up trying to freeze that one..

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:58

@zona.. they have been shorter in statue that the others but is at top of garden very windy and not stacked it at all.. i hve found it does not produce so many flowers as the didcot one has.. or the other single flowered ones.

May has come early.

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:56

yeah the seasons are all mixed up.. i have had cowslips flowering and primroses also.. and my ceanothus has been flowering as with my verburnum.. all wrong i hope we dont pay for it later..

tidy up sweet wiliams

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:51

i have to agree flowering rose.. i also collect the seeds and sow new for following year.. then any that have not beared well can be replaced..

Monty Donn

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:49

i git back my buddlehia also.. and they re flowered further down the stem.. and as said the plant ends up a nice compact shape at the end of it.. my white one is on its lats flowers now i think.



Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:40

@kitiekat.. that is so cute.. lovely picture..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/09/2012 at 14:39

we have lovely weather here with a chilly breeze.. we had rain other night.. 4 water cans worth.. garden still hard and dry.. my woodland garden has all wilted and dried up.. cant afford to keep hosing it as water meter goes round like the clappers.. really do need some rain down here..

hubby says thats why it is called "sunny Sandown".. which is great but some rain at night would be good.. didnt get a frost last night.. just as well didtn get tender plants in.


Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:33

it looks like a succulent to me.. but that is all i say aaout it..

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:31

@joslow.. yes you are right in a test it showed that the driver couldnt see a child in their rear view mirror or  rear window until they were stood 7 deep... very bad.. but i find those that drive them dont care about other kids but their own. no offence but i see them up at the school in mornings and they think they can park where ever they like and do what they like as they are "big monster kid killers" as my hubby calls them

as for concreting gardens.. we had to  half ours few years back  as private lane and not allowed to park on it.. so have to provide for 3 cars each house.

and if you want to concrete you front garden with anything but gravel you  have to get planning my neighbour found out to his cost early this year.. a B & B and he wanted to concrete the whole garden for parking guests.. he did it and then made to dig it allup and apply for planning.. he was only allowed to concrete half and the other had to be done in drain free material.. so as not to flood the lane... which is good a sit floods already when wehave rain.. so his drive would have made it worse.. and doing it in all that rain proved thier point.. and the dug out foundations flooded like a swimming pool


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:24

still no rain.. promised it last night and not a drop.. gettin desperate now.. used te hose again today.. after told rain this afternoon... and all we had was sun and wind.

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