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Posted: Today at 19:29

I'd do it over winter whilst it's dormant.

Foreign Seeds

Posted: Today at 19:28

AWB, I've grown allium and eringyium maritimum from seed I brought back from Corfu. And the owner of the apartment block dug up a chunk of fabulous coral pink canna and it's doing very well.


Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 22:43

a friend told me. When they're cheap  in store buy them, and freeze your own.


autumn crocus

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 22:39

don't mean to be smutty, but a very, very classy ( older)  lady once said to me ( re Colchicums)

" They're like old men's willes: hide away forever, then appear most unexpectedly and demand attention, once you do pay them attention, they flop and disappear and hide away again."

day lilies

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 22:32

cold snap in the last few weeks perhaps has taken its toll, However, I'm not disappointed in the performance this year of my  20 odd varieties .


day lilies

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 22:23

in North Devon, mine have been fine


Foreign Seeds

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:20

I've brought back ricinus seeds from Greece and almost 100% germinate. They don't last the winter outside here in North Devon ( too wet I suspect) but I'm growing them in 25L pots this year and plan to store in polytunnel.

I reckon if you can leave cannas, dahlias and the like in the ground, you'd get away with Ricinus too.

I also brought seed of Dahlia Imperialis back from Tamil Nadu in Southern India and they grow well from seed too.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:01

thanks for the input . I've decided to follow Forester2's method.

Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 21:49

Many , many thanks for the replies one and all. I'll put it to O.H. and see what he thinks. He'll be cooking them after all. I'm conscious of the whole " soon as possible" aspect , ( and it's got to be easier ) so I think I might suggest we go with no blanching. 

Forester, when you say " cleaned" do you mean, just get the worst of the dirt off or strip all the outside foliage off? 

Forgive me if I sound a bit thick. In years gone by , we've only had enough to pick and eat, storing has never been an option.


Thanks again


Freezing corn on the cob.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 19:28

right, what are the pros and cons of blanching / non blanching? I'm the gardener in the house, not the cook BTW.

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