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DAMSONS

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 18:27

We ate some of them today and they were very sweet, they are very small and purple and absolutely delicious

Does Anyone Know What This Mauve Flowered Plant Is Please?

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 18:23

I wonder if anyone knows what these plants are.  The stems are about 12 inches long with the flowers hanging down in clusters from the top of the stem.  The flowers are starred and lilac.

 

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CARROT AND RADISH FLY

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 17:12

Yes, you're right Christopher it is a rigmarole and the it doesn't work! - fleece it is next year!  Thanks for your help and fingers crossed for a good crop next year.

DAMSONS

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 21:25

It's strange because I live in North Lincolnshire where the wind cuts across from the sea.  Our own plum tree got attacked by aphids this year so we had no fruit from it so having these plums is a bonus.

DAMSONS

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 17:49

Reading your replies I am now wondering if they are actually damsons.  I have just picked them (August 10th) they are small, deep purple and very soft.  I have tasted a couple and they are quite sweet but the skins are a bit sharp.  They are definately suitable for eating raw - does this sound like they are damsons or are the plums??

CARROT AND RADISH FLY

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 13:50

Hi Christopher.  If its cabbage root fly I don't know how it infested the radishes as they are over the opposite side of the garden to the cabbage plot (about 20ft away).   Our carrots are still very small as we put them in late this year so without taking them up it is too difficult to tell whether they are infested again - so I guess we just have to keep our fingers crossed!  We always surround the carrot plot with 2ft high plastic as we read somewhere that this would stop carrot fly - obviously not.  We have never used fleece so I think you are right that this is the problem - have learned a lesson this year and fleece it is from now on!

DAMSONS

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 12:32

Thank you, have been looking at recipies so will be picking later today!

DAMSONS

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 11:36

Thank you for this will look for recipies on BBC Food .  No problem with neighbour as he never picks them  - says he can't be bothered.  That's why I thought I'd use them this year as they are always just left to  fall and it is such as waste.

CARROT AND RADISH FLY

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 11:19

We grow our carrots and radishes in the same bed.  This year we have had to destroy our radishes as they all had (what I think is) carrot fly.  We are now concerned that our carrots will also have this problem.   Last year we only grew carrots and they were excellent but the year before they got the carrot fly badly.  Does anyone know what causes this and if so why one year good then next year full of fly?

DAMSONS

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 11:13

Our neighbour has a damson tree with much of the tree being in our garden.  Each year it is full of damsons but have never picked the ones our side because I don't really know what to do with them.  I do not want to make jam so is it best to freeze them and then use for crumbles etc?  if so do I need to stone them and/or cook them before freezing?

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Discussions started by Poppy Red

What plant is this please

Tall with square type long stems with mauve flowers 
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Last Post: 08/09/2012 at 21:04

Does Anyone Know What This Mauve Flowered Plant Is Please?

Lilac Starred Flowers That Hang Underneath Stem 
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Last Post: 15/08/2012 at 14:35

CARROT AND RADISH FLY

WHY DID THEY GET CARROT FLY 
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Last Post: 11/08/2012 at 18:39

DAMSONS

HOW BEST TO USE DAMSONS 
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Last Post: 18/08/2012 at 22:43

Does anyone know what plant this is please?

About 3-4ft high with distinctive blue flowers 
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Last Post: 30/07/2012 at 19:32
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