Latest posts by SwissSue


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 09:10

No poking, Philippa, you just scratch the crushed garlic off the bottom, all that's left in here

is the skin (I always leave the skins on) which comes out easily. Quick rinse, and Bob's your uncle. By the way, also sold by Amazon.

BTW, Ikea doesn't just sell furniture, they also have some excellent kitchen ware.



Posted: 01/12/2014 at 18:53

I have one of these, stainless steel and can be used for unpeeled cloves as well. One of my favorite kitchen tools. Ikea Konic Garlic Press only £2.50. Can thoroughly recommend for those who don't get on with knives!


Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 08:04

I'm enjoying every moment of this series. It gives me a chance to see so much of your wonderful gardens from all angles, that I sadly can't come and see in person. For all her masculine ways, Christine comes across as a very kind and thoughtful person and her enthusiasm is second to none.

To cut everything down, or leave.

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 07:43

As I'm more the hibernating type at this time of the year, , I leave the cutting back of most plants (except for clearing up dead and rotting leaves of day lilies and hostas) until I get that first rush of Spring energy.

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 07:54

Fantastic photos, Dove, love the one of the soggy little pup 3rd one down!


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 14:01

Thanks, Verdun and WillB, will do as you recommend. If the briza doesn't survive the winter, I'll see if I can get a perennial one next year.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:24

I think it's this one, Verdun "Pennisetum alopecuroides "Little Bunny", also a Briza, and a Stipa tenuissima.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 07:33

Good morning,

I have some small ornamental grasses such as Pennisetum and was wondering if they have to be cut back in Spring, like I do with the miscanthus?

Thanks in advance!

searching for unusual plants

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 06:54





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