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Talkback: Growing pears

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 21:09
Marinelilium wrote (see)
Seeing that photograph reminded me that a friend's father used to place a bottle over a fertilised pear and allow it to ripen in the bottle.

When almost ripe the pear and bottle were washed and the bottle filled with a brandy and vodka mix.

Now how do you get the deliciously seeped pear out again?

You don't, that deliciously seeped pear is 90% alcohol! You keep topping the bottle with spirits, the pear must be kept covered. The best spirits to use is Calvados.

We still have a selfgrown pear in a bottle with Calvados that we made over 30 years ago, the pear still looks like new!

Philadelphus

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 12:24

Hi Klink, see following site, big selection

http://www.perryhillnurseries.co.uk/catalogue/shrubs/philadelphus/

 

MOB rants

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 08:38

I've read a lot of histories on here, some are interesting, some not so!

Putting softdrinks on the garden

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 08:23

Artjak, our mineral water comes from natural mineral springs, so has minerals in it, which ones are printed on the label. Can also be bought without bubbles! My potted basil loves it grows like mad! I only use the last bit that won't fill a glass and has gone flat.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:54

Here nearly everyone has window boxes hanging from their balconies. So years ago when I came back to Switzerland I decided to do the same. Then we had a ground floor flat with a patio and I got some of those large grey plastic boxes and put holes in the bottom and planted dahlias, tall marigolds and anything else I could lay my hands on and placed them around the edge of the patio. It just went on from there, first house, first garden, flowers, then veg, ad infinitum.

Fact is, I just like to get my hands dirty!

MOB rants

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:44

Hi hi, you mean like this?


 

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:41

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 16:12

That was quick, thanks Fairygirl and Gilly.

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:55

Verdun, just saw your reply to the query re Epsom salts for runner beans. May I pick your brain too pls?

Hi Verdun, could you tell me where would you buy Epsom salts, how expensive, can you get it in the usual supermarkets? OH is going to England next week and I would like him to bring some back for me.

Thanks for your answer on here or Evening Forkers, will check out both!

Name this plant challenge

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 15:40

It's a Euphorbia. They do seed themselves, but are easily pulled out where not wanted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euphorbia_lathyris

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