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Latest posts by ginagibbs

jam maker

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 17:19

I was given an old WI book of jams and chutneys, got some really interesting combinations in it. Looking forward to quince, as i was given a tree this year.


Never tried doing jam in the microwave though. 

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:28

Has any one got pet graves in their garden?

I have 2 dogs and a cat under my lawn !

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:54

wow gillian, that looks good!


jam maker

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 11:45

Never heard of an electric jam maker. I make jam and chutney every year as we have a victoria plum tree and a pear. Got a maslin pan from a car boot for £2.50 and save all our  glass jars all year round. Once its on the boil, make sure you have another job to do in the kitchen to pass the time when the jams cooking. Practice makes perfect, you cant beat homemade jam. I make up mini hampers for friends at Christmas.

good luck its very rewarding!


Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:54

Oh Potty Pam, thats so sad. Glad hes got a good home now!

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 14:43

Obelixx, my 2 may look like little angels, but do a fair share of ratting, rabbitting, and pheasant chasing. The little one is the worse but the funny thing is, if she ever catches anything, its usually the same size as she is! The bigger ones vision is so bad, hed run straight past a rabbit!!

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:29

Thanks Salino, they are the light of my life and absolutely adorable!

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:41

if your on a budget like me, keep your eyes peeled when your out and about and check out what people throw ou,t especially in skips. I ve picked up all manner of plant pots, plants, staging shelves etc. a lot of people in may area leave unwanted but decent stuff on the pavement with a "help yourself" note. Good way of recyling and its free!!


Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:05

Meet Louis and Molly, my 2 rescued Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. They are very respectful in the garden, and believe its their job to keep away any


tresspassing cats and squirrels! Love them to bits

red hot pokers

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 17:00

Hi, great to see this thread, as I was going to ask anyway. I was given an red hot poker and its done so well on my south facing "hot bed," as I call it, I've divided it into about 7 plants now and counting! I read somewhere that they should keep flowering till the autumn if you dead head them. Is that true? mine only seem to flower the once and them theve gone over.. Also at what stage should you dead head, as I notice that the flower heads that do have a bit of colour left on still attract the bees, so I dont want to cut these down yet? Any advise?

To gardening mom, I break off a new sprout making sure its got a piece of root, dig a small hole where I want it to grow and just press it into the soil .never failed yet!

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