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Posted: 19/09/2015 at 16:02

Sat in the garden this afternoon with a glass of something chilled, contemplating the weeds....when the Vulcan bomber flew right over our heads..WOW!! Made my afternoon, it is a magnificent sight.

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 09:49

Well, I hope that your doctor will sort you out pretty soon.I enjoy reading all your posts, it is interesting to hear about life on your side of the world

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 22:31

The 5th November Pat-we have Fireworks!! Its all about Guy Fawkes trying to blow up Parliament back in 1605....We have a Barbecue, Jacket Potatoes, Flapjack, Ginger Cake, Sausages, Burgers, and now there will also be Pumpkin Scones Hope you are feeling a little better Pat.

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 21:39

Going to try your Pumpkin scones for Bonfire Night Pat, they sound really nice.

And pansyface-I am well impressed/envious of your haul....coming to your house for Apple Cake...

Cool Council!

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 18:57

Good on em!!

Garden produce recipes

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 18:41 another one-Apple and Herb Jelly.

600ml Apple Juice(a carton is fine)

300ml white pickling vinegar

3 to 4 tablespoons of your favourite herb combination

1 bag of jam sugar

Warm the juice and vinegar together with the sugar to dissolve, then add your chopped herbs and a knob of butter. Boil for 4 minutes only, then allow to cool a little before pouring into sterilised jars. Put lid on whilst still hot(be careful not to burn yourself when doing this-use a cloth or teatowel to cover the lid). When cooler, turn upside down to make sure that herbs are evenly distributed. Lovely on carrots and cabbage with your roast dinner

You can also use cider instead of apple juice


Garden produce recipes

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 18:32

Doogie-I have got to try me some of that Vinegar!!

My recipe for Cucumber Pickle-

4 large cucumbers

3 large onions

2oz salt

570ml white wine/cider vinegar

454g sugar

1/2 tsp tumeric

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 tbsp mustard seeds

Thinly slice and layer the cucumbers,onions and salt in a bowl,weigh down with a plate and leave for 3 hours. This will get rid of excess liquid from the veggies. Pour away this liquid and rinse the veggies and drain.

Put vinegar ,spices and sugar in a stainless steel pan and heat, when sugar is dissolved add cucumber and onions and bring to the boil for 2 minutes. Remove the veggies, then put into sterilised jars.Allow the cooking liquid to boil down to a thick syrup.Pour this onto the veggies, then finish with a plastic lined lid whilst still hot


Posted: 23/07/2015 at 20:49

Making cucumber pickle this weekend with all the cucumbers I'm getting from the plants in my conservatory. Just finished making jam with the last of my strawberries....raspberries next!! Apples are filling out on the tree that I grew from seed 25 years ago. Started to eat new potatoes from my pots. Tomatoes are just starting to go red, and lettuce is abundant! Sweet peas, lavender,roses,dahlias and honeysuckle are filling the house.Oh, and the french beans and mange-tout are nearly ready.............

Twenty years ago I would have been happy with green concrete instead of a garden, now I can't get enough of it.

Don't you just love this gardening lark!!!

And I love this thread!!

Rose leaf damage

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:42

Hmmm Dove-I'll ask one when I see it!!

Rose leaf damage

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 20:03

One of my rose bushes is playing host to Leaf Cutter Bees-one bush has lots of holy leaves, but other nearby bushes aren't affected. Is there any reason that anyone knows of as to why they seem to go for one bush and not the next??

I too am very happy that they have picked my Rose bush!!

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