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Lilley of the Valley

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:38

I cursed mine too, they took over the whole border and even came up in another border across the lawn. 2 years ago I sprayed them with glyphosate and was convince they were gone. The other day I noticed that 3 have come up again!

How to freeze French beans??

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 19:27

I freeze mine raw. Place them loosely on baking paper on a pizza tray or similar and put into freezer for about 1 1/2 hours. Put the frozen beans into a plastic bag and seal with a clip, that way the beans stay loose and you can take out handfuls as needed. This works for French beans, have never tried runner beans.

Don't just boil them in water, they will go soggy. Melt a knob of butter in the saucepan and swirl them around, then add just enough water to stop them burning, turn down to low once simmering until done. If your diet doesn't allow butter, steam them.

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 08:15

These are my stars right now!

Buddleia Buzz

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Who knows their roses?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 06:08

I wonder if it could be an old-fashioned damask rose?

disappointing spuds

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 06:21

I have also found that if the skin is scraped off first they tend to stay firm.

Ha ha Edd, sounds like your MiL is one of those people that used to give English cooking a bad name (emphasis on "used to").

disappointing spuds

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:56

It happened to me too when I boiled them too hard. Have cooked some tonight bringing them to the boil then turning down the heat to just a simmer, they are perfect.

Sick Rose

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 18:26

Judging by the gnarled bud union and the amount of lichen, these must very, very old roses. If they were mine, I would replace them with new ones. But some will probably have more knowledge and know how to remove the lichen to give them another chance.

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:00

Windows  Mac !

Enjoy Cornwall and the gardens!

buddleja buzz

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 07:14

Mine are about 4' tall and very bushy. I don't think they will get any bigger and are about the size it said on the label. The normal ones I used to have grew to about 8' or more. Obviously when grown in a pot this will restrict their roots and keep them smaller.

The book. By Mike Allen.

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 05:22

I agree with Pauline 7, keep at it Mike!

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